Attention Californians: Here's Your 2016 Toyota Prius

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
attention californians heres your 2016 toyota prius

The next-generation Toyota Prius, set to be revealed on September 8 in Las Vegas, has been caught without camouflage as it sits in what looks to be an aircraft hold.

The undisputed hybrid sales leader picks up numerous design cues from the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, including its swept-back headlights and triangular fog light pods.

Details on the new Prius are unknown at this point, but expect a more-refined interior, increased battery capacity for up to 35 miles of all-electric driving, and increased efficiency from the drivetrain. Inductive charging remains a possibility. The Prius will also be built atop the Toyota New Global Architecture (TGNA).

Last updated in 2011 with a mild refresh, sales of the Toyota Prius have fallen since 2007 and 2008 amidst lower gas prices.

[Source: Prius Club Malaysia]

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  • Marc Marc on Aug 31, 2015

    It's futuristic, funky, and all the "get off my lawn folks" will hate it. I love it! If driving dynamics have improved over my 2013 model as promised, during Toyota's Summer clearance/memorial day/arbor day/any excuse for a promotion day clearance sale in 2016, one of them will be mine. In blue.

  • Carve Carve on Aug 31, 2015

    It has tail fins! One reason the Prius sells better than other hybrids is because it's hybrid only and instantly recognizable as such, so it pays to be distinctive. It's the ultimate transportation appliance. I just wish they weren't so weak. Now that they have a huge battery, I'd like to see a performance oriented "D" version, with powered rear wheels and a 0-60 in the sixes. Then I might consider getting one.

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  • Prabirmehta I charge my EV at home 100% of the time. The EV is used for in-town driving and the gas guzzling SUV is used for out of town trips. This results in a huge cost saving and rare trips to the gas station.
  • Conundrum Three cylinder Ford Escapes, Chevy whatever it is that competes, and now the Rogue. Great, ain't it? Toyota'll be next with a de-tuned GR Corolla/Yaris powerplant. It's your life getting better and better, yes indeed. A piston costs money, you know.The Rogue and Altima used to have the zero graviy foam front seats. Comfy, but the new Rogue dumps that advance. Costs money. And that color-co-ordinated gray interior, my, ain't it luvverly? Ten years after they perfected it in the first Versa to appeal to the terminally depressed, it graduates to the Rogue.There's nothing decent to buy on the market for normal money. Not a damn thing interests me at all.