We could be looking at the 2016 Toyota Prius.
Sketches that reportedly show the next-generation Prius were posted by Taiwanese website mobile.autonet.com.tw, along with plenty of info on the new car. The illustrations claim to show both the plug-in hybrid and standard Prius, each with its own unique design. The plug-in model is wearing a blue paint job while the standard Prius liftback is finished in aquamarine.
The site alleges that the new Prius will be roughly eight percent more efficient than today’s model, bringing fuel economy to around 54 mpg in the U.S. Power output is said to sit between 145 and 150 hp thanks to engine tweaks that also resulted in increased efficiency.
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Overall electric driving range on the plug-in hybrid model is estimated at 31 miles, though that is using the lenient Japanese test cycle.
Dimensions of the new Prius will be slightly larger than today’s car, while curb weight is said to be down to 2,843 lbs for the liftback and 2,976 lbs for the plug-in model.
The new 2016 Prius is expected to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October of this year.
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