Guess How 2015 Toyota Prius Looks Like (Spy Shots)
The fourth generation of the new 2015 Toyota Prius will be based on a brand new Toyota platform. This redesigned hybrid will come with certain body changes, which improve its aerodynamics and appearance. The information about the new look say that there are numerous changes, but still, the 2015 Toyota Prius redesign will keep the recognizable style and look. The shape of the new Prius will be more or less the same, but with some contemporary touch, mostly expressed in details, it will have another, refreshed feel. It is expected to look more aggressive, but not too much, since the more conservative potential drivers wouldn’t like it. It won’t be what we expected, since the great aerodynamics change was announced, we looked at various renders, and in the end, what we see in photos is almost the same as before. The new Prius will be incarnated in two bodies — as an attractive sedan and as a compact hatchback. The fact that any car design success is mostly in details proves its validity now more than ever. In spite of all the info we have, we don’t know much about the general appearance of the 2015 Prius. However, the new look and overall style of the 2015 Toyota Prius can be anticipated from the spy photos below. Feel free to leave your opinions and guesses about the look of the new Prius in comments section.
THE 2015 TOYOTA PRIUS 1.8-LITER ENGINE AND ELECTRIC MOTOR – LITHIUM-ION VS NICKEL-HYDRIDE BATTERIES
The 2015 Toyota Prius will be powered by 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine already used before and more powerful electric motors. The nickel-hydride battery is still in use. It is truth that Toyota develops lithium-ion batteries and that they work hard on that idea. However, lithium-ion batteries installed in the 2015 Toyota Prius are still a pure fiction, due to the great impact this kind of batteries have on the final price of the hybrid car. Nevertheless, it is expected that lithium-ion batteries become a standard for hybrid cars, and to be used for the first time in mass production in Toyota Prius.
2015 TOYOTA PRIUS e-4WD SYSTEM AND EPA FUEL EFFICIENCY
Since the current generation of Prius has fuel efficiency figures at 50 mpg combined, we expect much better results from the 2015 Toyota Prius mpg tests. The common sentence heard in conversations among Prius fans is: every next generation of Prius has 10% better fuel efficiency. That has been correct until now, but Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and especially Ford C-Max Energi are plug-in models whose manufacturers want a share of the hybrid market and, if possible, they want to fulfill their desire to dethrone the world famous Prius, whose name is a synonym for a hybrid car. Therefore, we should not be surprised if the 2015 Toyota Prius can make more than 60 mpg during combined drive, because of the competition pressure. The 2015 Toyota Prius e-4WD system will be used for snow conditions where all-wheel drive is necessary and a very good argument for choosing this particular hybrid.
2015 TOYOTA PRIUS RELEASE DATE, PREMIERE AND ESTIMATED STARTING MSRP
The 2015 Toyota Prius premiere will be in fall this year. It will be available at the showrooms early next year. Its price is not known yet, but it is estimated that it should start from $25,000.