Wednesday, September 9, 2015

First Look: 2016 Toyota Prius Debuts In Las Vegas

Editor Jeff Fortson with Toyota's Diversity Manager Alva Mason at the Las Vegas debut of the 2016 Toyota Prius

Highlights of the 2016 Toyota Prius

  • This is the 4th generation Prius, with all-new styling that mimics its hydrogen vehicle, the Mirai.
  • The vehicle rides on a new platform which Toyota claims will have a more engaging driving experience, as a result of a new double wishbone suspension.
  • The Prius is 2.4 inches longer, 6. inches wider and .8 inches lower than the current generation Prius
  • Should be the best non plug-in vehicle on the road with gas mileage to meet a combined 55-mpg; A new Eco model will join the line up which should exceed a combined 55-mpg.
  • Toyota has added new safety technology: a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, a lane departure alert with steering alert, a full speed radar-activated cruise control system and automatic controlled high beam headlights. 
  • The Prius goes on sale in 2016. Pricing hasn't been announced. However, the current Prius has a starting price of $24,040.

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