2015 Toyota Prius – Reviews
Toyota Prius is known as a best selling hybrid in the world, and even the best selling car in some countries. That’s why the anticipation is raising ahead of the release a new model of this car. The customers can expect many changes in the design and the powertrain, making it more efficient and appealing. The manufacturers announced that 2015 Prius will be a test bed of critical new technologies. This will be the fourth generation of this model which has gained many fans among the Hollywood celebrities.
2015 Toyota Prius – Redesign
The new Prius will be the first car set on the brand new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. The manufacturers claim that it will significantly help reducing its weight and improving fuel economy. In comparison to the current model, many changes are made on the exterior, which is now shaped with the low nose with slimmer headlights, high tail and smooth roofline. It contributes to the more aggressive look. The handling and the control of the vehicle is enhanced thanks to the lower centered gravity. Inside of the cabin, there is a redesigned dashboard and more space. It will feature all the latest technology improvements, but the details are still unknown.
2015 Toyota Prius – Engine
Under the hood of the new Prius there will be an improved powertrain. The front wheels will still be powered by a 1.8-liter four cylinder petrol engine and reduced, but very powerful electric motor. On the other hand, the rear wheels will also be driven by an electric engine. It will have lighter lithium-ion batteries. All the upgrades will upgrade the efficiency of the engine by 40 percent. Overall weight reduction and changes under the hood will significantly reduce fuel consumption, which will now be at around 55 mpg.
2015 Toyota Prius – Release date and price
It is expected that the new Prius will probably be debuted in the second half of 2014. The sales should start in the beginning of 2015. Price is still unknown, but according to the predictions the starting price will be about $26,000. The cost is fairly reasonable, considering all the perks it has to offer.