3.5 million units sold since its first generation is data, the success of the Toyota Prius. It has become synonymous with hybrid car and has been responsible for popularizing this technology that, over time, seems to be the most secure future. Now comes the 2016 Toyota Prius , a new generation that tries to take a step beyond his concept and, again, back to the top of green cars.
His appearance is so striking at first sight. Not that the Prius has never been a discreet car, but this time the design cues have worsened. The shapes of the body respond to theory of aerodynamic efficiency Kammback , a cut and completely vertical rear window with a starting behind. It is six centimeters longer, 1.5 centimeters wide and 2 centimeters lower .
The front is more aggressive with some sharper headlamps, a thin grille and many sharp design lines. Back surprising size of the pilots , and is returning to get the vertical format, extending almost to the underside of the bumper. Will have to see how they respond to the classic parking bumps and scratches. Tires, meanwhile, will have new aerodynamic designs.
The interior is more continuity. Maintains the values of the current Prius it modernizes its appearance but more technology, such as large screen multimedia system in the middle. Toyota not miss a futuristic look with great dashboard placed in the top center position. What has no reason to change your look is classic gear selector.
Despite all these developments, the 2016 Toyota Prius is roomier than its predecessor . It is, in addition to a larger size due to a repositioning of the batteries, which are now more compact and allow better distribution of interior elements. The trunk is also larger.
The technical part has not yet been fully disclosed, but Toyota Prius 2016 will be more efficient still than its predecessor. Speak, for example, a new tnga lighter platform, but also to more efficient combustion engine. Incidentally, Toyota announced that the powertrain will be quieter, something to consider knowing the functioning of the Prius when power demand.
In figures, although not exact, the 2016 Toyota Prius will be up to 10% more efficient than its predecessor, while only heat engine is 40% more efficient. Translated into plain data, would speak of a approved of between 3 and 3.5 l / 100 km with CO2 emissions also lower consumption.
The new generation Prius will be presented in Frankfurt , where will debut before all technical details of the most anticipated hybrid. Its commercial start could be made at later this year in Japan to reach Europe in the first half of 2016.
Source – Toyota
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Article 2016 Toyota Prius, new, more efficient, spacious and refined generation has been originally published in Current Motor.