The 2016 Toyota Prius production is already underway. Although year 2016 seems like a long time to come, rumors about this amazing auto are already circulating. It is said that this model will be more modern than the current model. Once this next generation of Prius arrives, it will come with the most recent auto features as well as the hybrid power train. This car is expected to be assembled in the USA. Even as Toyota plans to launch this legendary car, the Prius still faces very tough competition from the newest plug in electric cars as well as some diesel vehicles in the market today. However, with a new platform, 5 mpg and a revamped interior, these aspects will enable the 2016 Toyota Prius to become an iconic gas electric car among the hybrids.
2016 TOYOTA PRIUS: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
In terms of its exterior, 2016 Toyota Prius will come in a slimmer style. It will be built using lighter materials, thus making this car have a lower center of gravity. Use of a new platform is to improve its driving dynamics and also to lower the production costs. Apart from that, its new design will acquire a better structure than that of the outgoing model.
When it comes to its interior, 2016 Toyota Prius will be spacious enough to accommodate 5 passengers. Its users will have a wonderful experience inside this car owing to the fact that it will have sunlight roofing which will bring in natural sunlight and the fresh air as well. The manufacturers have also moved a step further to make this 2016 Toyota Prius more safe and secure to drive in. They have included various features which shall enhance safety and they include the ABS, head airbags, child seat safety anchors, dual front and rear side mounted airbags, emergency brake assist, rear door child locks, rear centre 3-point belt, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, tire pressure monitor and passenger airbag sensing deactivation just to name a few. Sneaked photos of its interior showed a new dashboard with great instrumental panels. This dashboard appears more modern, with digital gauges behind a new four spoke steering wheel. This marks the end of the current information display placed away in the center of the dash.
2016 TOYOTA PRIUS: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
Showing Toyota’s innate conservatism, this new 2016 Toyota Prius will still maintain the nickel metal hydride battery pack for its base model which is rated at 55 mpg combined. However, Toyota will offer an optional lithium-ion battery pack for the EcoBoost model which could be rated as high as 60 mpg combined. This machine will be a front wheel drive and its transmission shall be the continuously variable speed automatic. Suspension will be offered from the front independent suspension, front and rear stabilizer bar, torsion beam rear suspension and the MacPherson strut front suspension. The 2016 Toyota Prius will have reduced emissions which will most probably be one of the prominence details about this model. This model is expected to have better fuel economy just as promised by the manufacturers.
2016 Toyota Prius: Price, Release Date
2016 Toyota Prius should debut in late 2015, but its sale will commence in early 2016. However, for the expected plug in model, it might follow a year later. Toyota has decided to maintain a low price for this model, although the confirmed prices have not yet been announced.