2016 Toyota Prius Release Date, Mpg, Price, Specs -The current generation of the Toyota Prius in the market is more than six years old and considering the pace at which they replace their models, we should therefore expect them to release a new model before the close of the year.
Insofar as we know, there exist plans for a 2016 Toyota Prius which according to industry experts will not have any massive redesign over the previous model in terms of fuel consumption and styling.
The biggest change that prospecting buyers should look forward to is the new modular platform which the auto motor is also going to use on other upcoming models.
2016 Toyota Prius interior
The new platform to be used will go a long way in ensuring prices are brought down due to reduction in manufacturing costs. The interior of the new 2016 Toyota Prius will be developed to a premium one over the current small family hatchback.
Both the design and layout of the car are expected to give the new Prius an edge over its growing competition. For the first time in a Prius model, we are going to have a massive panoramic roof and ventilated seats.
2016 Toyota Prius exterior
The exterior of the new 2016 Toyota Prius is expected to change but we don’t know to what extent as yet. Bearing in mind their latest cars and the Mirai, buyers should expect a more assertive Prius.
Although it is going to receive much inspiration from the Mirai, the highly assertive lines are going to be redesigned in order to give the car a slightly more conservative design.
2016 Toyota Prius engine
Engine wise, we should expect the new 2016 Toyota Prius to have a similar 1.8L naturally aspirated inline 4 engine just as before. However, the engine will have a new type of cylinders lining which will result the Prius in using 5% less fuel.
Combining that fuel save and around 6-9% from the electric motor engine should easily give you 60 mpg on average which would be a first ever from a gasoline powertrain. Moreover, buyers should expect a new hybrid system which will use nickel made batteries for the plug-in motor.
That will enable a fuel economy of 55 mpg on average which is quite impressive.
2016 Toyota Prius price and release date
As aforementioned, the new 2016 Toyota Prius platform will change but the engine will remain mostly the same. Most changes from our spy photos indicate that the interior is the single most part that is expected to host major changes.
The price for the new 2016 Toyota Prius is likely to dip below 23,000 USD mark for the hybrid version while the released date will be towards the close of this year (2015). However the larger Prius V and the compact Prius C will have to wait until 2018 according to some rumours.