The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the most popular hybrid car in the world and the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is touted to be a complete redesign from its predecessor making it more efficient than ever, and it's ready to shake up the hybrid landscape with its bold character lines, a lower and wider stance, expressive Bi-LED headlights and unique LED taillights.
Toyota describes the 2016 Prius as "A spacious new interior lets everyone stretch out in comfort, and with available enhanced safety features and exhilarating driving dynamics, Prius lets you go beyond what's possible."
According to Cars Direct Toyota aims to make the the 4th-generation Prius "its most advanced and dynamic hybrid ever." The new generation of Toyota's green car, the 2016 Prius is expected to exceed the standards and features of previous models in terms of performance.
The new The 2016 Toyota Prius is seen to be a far sportier model, boasting a dynamic look and numerous features designed to enable the vehicle to overcome its rivals, said Toyota News USA.
The new 2016 Toyota Prius is believed to roll out the streets in the latter part of 2015 with the price tag believed to be within $24,000 mark up to $29,000 per unit.
Amongst the key features of the 2016 Toyota Prius are:
Striking exterior design ushers in new hybrid era
New platform and rear double wishbone suspension dial up driving dynamics
Ten percent fuel economy improvement on core models; highest MPG without a plug
First vehicle based on Toyota's New Global Architecture
Toyota Safety Sense system available among other safety enhancements
Today's consumers expect environmental credentials, and the new Prius delivers. Smaller, lighter hybrid system components, higher-energy density in the batteries, and an internal combustion engine touting ground-breaking thermal efficiency (more than forty percent), contribute to a significant advancement in fuel economy. With an expected ten percent improvement in EPA estimated MPG on core models, Prius will offer best-in-class fuel economy among vehicles without a plug. A soon-to-be unveiled Eco model will achieve an even greater improvement, strengthening Toyota's leadership in hybrid fuel efficiency.
But it's not just about MPG anymore. Today's customers want all the traditional benefits of a hybrid, but don't want to compromise on looks and performance. So Toyota upgraded the Prius inside and out to deliver the complete package - emotional styling, smarter technology and impressive MPG, in a vehicle that's more fun to drive than ever.
"Prius set the global benchmark for hybrids, but now is breaking its own boundaries with more engaging style and fun-to-drive dynamics," said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division. "What was once a rational purchase that for many customers focused on fuel economy, is now so much more. This Prius will invite new drivers into the category by delivering an impressive look and feel, built on the foundation of safety and eco-consciousness that define the vehicle's heritage."
The 2016 Prius is the first global vehicle to implement Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA). TNGA aims to greatly improve core vehicle performance and enhance product appeal through an integrated development program for powertrain components and vehicle platforms. Development of vehicles is being grouped to promote strategic sharing of components with the goal of improving resource efficiency by better than twenty percent. Resources will be directed into developing advanced technologies, and most importantly even further strengthening product appeal.
TNGA also provides a more rigid structural framework to help enhance occupant protection in the event of a collision. The high strength upper body is designed to distribute frontal collision impact energy. Plus, the Prius will be among the first U.S. models to offer Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), a new multi-feature advanced safety package anchored by automated pre-collision braking. TSS bundles cutting edge safety technologies including:
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Automatic High Beams