2015 Toyota Prius spied for the first time

The next generation Toyota Prius has been caught testing in California and here we have the first spy shots of the fully disguised prototype.

The new Prius is based on a new platform that will also underpin other models like Corolla, Camry and RAV4.

Despite wearing a heavy camouflage we can see the next-gen Prius will keep its iconic wedge-shape, though it is expected to be sleeker, lighter, more efficient and more aerodynamic than the current model.

We also get to see part of the interior that reveals a redesigned dashboard with the main cluster moved from the dash behind the steering wheel with some instruments likely to be moved to the centre stack. We also get see the “EV mode” button.

It is not known yet will the Prius continue to use Nickel Metal Hydride batteries or switch to lithium-ion batteries. The 1.8-litre petrol engine is expected to carry over with some improvements to power and fuel economy. The electric motor is also expected to deliver more power.

The next Prius will likely continue to include also c and v variants, as well as this they will likely be a favourite for Uber drivers, if you’re interested in driving for uber look into finding uber approved cars like this Prius


RELATED POSTS

Subaru updates XV crossover for 2014, priced from £21,995
Richard Hammond's Vauxhall Nova SRi on display at Beaulieu’s World of Top Gear
This is Raminator, the fastest Monster Truck in the world with a top speed of 99.1mph
What is the real cost of being a driver?
Aston Martin reportedly working on a 800bhp electric Rapide
The alternative fuel vehicle market analysed by Motorparks
Aston Martin and Red Bull racing unveil AM-RB 001 hypercar
Mercedes introduces new engines for E-Class Estate and GLC Coupe line-up
Alpine opens reservations for its 'Premiere Edition'
Range Rover Sport Plug-In hybrid for 2018
All-new fourth-generation BMW X5 revealed
Brabham confirms road legal option for BT62
Tags: , , ,