2016 Toyota Prius Price, Specs, release date, MPG, Review
Whenever someone says hybrid, first car that pops up in everyone’s mind is surely the Toyota Prius. The current Prius is the third generation of this model and it is now more than 6 years old. Experts say that the Japanese manufacturer will most definitely unveil the fourth generation Prius by the end of the 2015. However, some reports suggest that the next-generation Prius is going to be a completely new car, while some suggested that the Japanese manufacturer is going to make only small changes to the design of the interior and add some new features in the interior.
One of the things that must be changed on the 2016 Toyota Prius is the exterior. Experts say that the current Prius has a design that looks quite old and that is ready for a serious update. The next generation Toyota Prius could borrow some of the details for the design of the exterior from the very popular Toyota Mirai, which is more successful than it was predicted. However, some experts believe that it is not likely that the new Prius design will be inspired by the design of the Toyota Mirai, because this hybrid was known for its conservative design and that is the main reason of its popularity among people from all over the world. Furthermore, hybrid cars are all about fuel efficiency, so the exterior will be designed with functionality in mind.
Toyota Prius 2016 Interior, Redesign
When you take a look at the interior of the current model, it is obvious that the next generation should be improved a lot. First of all, experts say that the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will most probably have a completely redesigned interior and it is going to be a lot luxurious than the one that is in current model. However, if the Japanese manufacturer decides to use better materials for both seats and dashboard and packs a lot of features, even in the base model, this could mean that the price of the base Toyota Prius 2016 could be a lot higher than the price of the current model. One of the reports suggest that the new Prius is going to have massive panoramic roof and ventilated seats.
2016 Toyota Prius mpg, specs, Engine
The most important feature about the Toyota Prius 2016 is what kind of combination of engines is it going to have. According to some reports, the next generation Prius is going to have the same 1.8l naturally aspirated petrol engine which give 135 HP, however, thanks to the new cylinder lining this engine should use 5 percent fuel less than the engine in the current model. This new petrol engine will be combined with smaller electric engine and give together 150 hp. It should be more efficient and it is expected that the new Toyota Prius should easily be able to do 60 mpg. Furthermore, the Japanese manufacturer plans to introduce a cheaper Prius, which is going to have nickel-metal batteries and it should do around 55 mpg.
Release date and Price
The price for the base 2016 Toyota Prius should be around $23,000. The new Prius should go on sale by the end of 2015.
2016 Toyota Prius spy photos