[19459million] Ryo Sakai, Toyota spokesman has confirmed that the new Toyota Prius will be released on September 8 at an event to be held in Las Vegas. Will be fourth generation of the hybrid model and structurally receive new chassis, a hybrid propulsion system improved and even rumored that can optionally mount an AWD system, a fact confirmed by the Japanese brand.
Regarding his outward appearance, little can guess under the camouflage suit, unless it appears that mount LED headlamps. In the inside should reach a remarkable change in appearance. It will highlight the new design of the steering wheel and generously sized screen for multimedia system, remaining the upper screen that contains the speedometer, gear indicator and the operation of the hybrid system. There will be different color finishes.
The 2016 Toyota Prius will receive the new global platform called tnga Toyota, with which the model will decrease your weight. If to this we add that the electric part – battery and engine – hybrid system has also been improved, it is said that the electric range mode the new Prius will go from 11 miles (17.7 km) the current 35 miles (56 km).
The heat engine 1.8 petrol will be also improved its efficiency. Thanks to all these changes, it is believed that the Total power hybrid set is placed in the 150 hp , 14 hp more than the previous generation. All this should be accompanied by a consumption and lower emissions.
Source – Autonews
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