2015 model year brought a lot changes and improvements for Toyota’s full hybrid electric mid-size hatchback. 2015 Toyota Prius is a fourth generation of this great car, and its redesigned was already announced earlier on. New Prius will divide the fans with its all-new look and style, including changes on exterior as well as interior. Toyota’s engineers didn’t think just about the look of its latest vehicle, whole exterior is done by combining modern lines with best possible aerodynamic efficiency. 2015 Toyota Prius will also feature new platform that will provide better handling for this vehicle, by lowering the center of gravity.
New Prius will carry over some engines from its predecessors, including a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine, combined with a little bit smaller but more howling electric motors. Although there have been some rumors about new lithium-ion batteries, the 2015 Toyota Prius will probably continue to be offered with its nickel-hydride battery pack, with a higher energy density. The main reason for this is that lithium-ion batteries will probably not be ready in time, and, the bigger problem would be a significant price increase. 2015 Toyota Prius could have some other improvement considering the drivetrain, and with an electronically controlled motor, rumors say, that also powers the rear wheels, will allow the Prius’s buyers the confidence of an all-wheel-drive. Although fuel economy rates are not published yet, having in mind Toyota’s officials said that the Prius has averaged 10 percent better fuel economy per generation, we can expect new Prius to deliver 55 mpg combined.
Dashboard changes include more conventional style, and new 2015 Toyota Prius now comes with analog, instead of digital, gauges behind the steering wheel. Toyota’s officials promised more spacious interior, visible changes regarding design and layout and better and easier usage of its tech features. 2015 Toyota Prius will have its debut sometime during the last quarter of 2014 and it is expected to go on sale early on 2015. Great popularity of the Prius put Toyota’s designers and engineers under the pressure in order to fulfill the customer expectations. Its high place in hybrid hierarchy is a great indicator of how innovative and amazing Toyota’s hybrid technology is. Japanese automaker always amaze us with its practical solutions, and with high efficiency and performance of its vehicles, without neglecting the design, and 2015 Toyota Prius is no exception in this amazing pattern.
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