It’s quite enough to mention the Toyota Prius that in your minds, by instant, occur the idea of the highly confident, durable and compact hybrid vehicle, which has been available since its first model year, 1994. Now, it is our pleasure to introduce its brand new model- the 2016 Toyota Prius, which is entering its fourth generation and with this model the Toyota’s designers strive to add another, almost, equally important feature- fun-to-drive. If you desire to have some better insight into this brand new variant, we strongly advise you to read this blog post until its end. You may be surprised by the data that came into our possession. Enjoy reading!
2016 Toyota Prius Interior, Exterior & Appearance
As we accustomed, Toyota’s developers have numbered its Prius trim levels as Two, Three, and Four. As the previous versions of the Prius have been considered as the pretty costly ones, this time, the officials from this utterly been praised Japanese car maker, have decided to offer a special discount for all the folks, who are intending to buy this brand new, highly improved variant.
When it comes to the external design, one of the most notable modifications are intended to suffer the Prius’s front part, which will now feature brand new crafted front fascia that will further be complemented with also newly designed grille coupled with active shutters, intended for allowing much more improved aero performance. Also, totally restyled LED headlights are going to lead to changing the Prius’s face from open innocence to a more masculine and elegant assertiveness. And matched with amazingly and quite imaginatively designed LED taillights and daytime running lights will provide a whole new signature look. The Prius’s stance will be, somehow, lowered and widened, and the roof peak is going to be moved forward, in order to create the general profile that’ll be more teardrop than a wedge.
When we take into our consideration the 2016 Prius’s inner design, it should feature somehow restyled dashboard and to retain its distinctive, somewhat, tired interior, which will come available paired with two full-color thin film transistor (TFT) screens that will be providing all relevant driver information. Perhaps, the biggest disadvantage of the 2016 Prius will be its upper-level instrument panel that isn’t going to be placed in the front of the driver, but in the center of the vehicle. It is intended that Prius Two level trim will feature a 6.1-inch color touchscreen intended for supporting the Entune Audio while the Prius Three and Four will get a 7-inch color touchscreen that will be coupled with Entune Premium Audio with navigation and Apps suite. All three levels trims will include Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming systems, along with Siri Eyes Free and a rear view camera.
Toyota Prius 2016 Engine
Under the hood of 2016 Toyota Prius will be placed an upgraded version of the outgoing car’s Atkinson-cycle engine, coupled with the addition of a cooled exhaust-gas-recirculation system, and faster combustion due to intake ports that increase tumble in the combustion chambers. As a direct result, the general Power will be down from 98 to 95 horsepower while the torque peak of 105 lb-ft will be maintained.
When it comes to the electrical side, the motor is going to be, somehow, downsized slightly, its general output will suffer a slight decrease from 80 to 71 horsepower and its torque, too, from 153 to 120 lb-ft. Generally looking, although the newly Prius will be physically smaller and lighter, and the engine’s output limited by the power, which will the battery could able to deliver, you don’t have to worry, there won’t be any effective losses of power.
2016 Toyota Prius Release Date & Prices
Naturally, depending on the exact opted trim level, the cost will depend on, too. Toyota Prius 2016 should come in a range between $24,200 and $30,000.