2016 Toyota Prius Specs & Features
As we’re sure you know by now, the Toyota Prius has been completely overhauled and reinvigorated for the 2016 model year. The video on the right was a commercial that aired during this year’s Super Bowl, showcasing just how different the next-generation version of the original hybrid vehicle truly is. Before, it was just a fuel efficient vehicle with a negative stigma, but now Toyota realized they didn’t have to sacrifice appearance or performance in order to provide the same outstanding fuel economy in their vehicle. We thought we’d go into detail on some of the specs & features of the 2016 Toyota Prius to show you just how incredible the new model is!
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What’s new in the 2016 Toyota Prius?
Obviously the most noticeable difference between the all-new Prius and its predecessors is its exterior appearance. The new model is sleek, stunning, even a bit sporty, completely destroying the old stigma that the Prius didn’t look “cool” enough. While the improved aesthetic is awesome, we’re even more excited about the enhancements to the engine and hybrid technologies that power the new model.
The 2016 Toyota Prius is powered by the joint efforts of a 1.8L 4-cylinder gas-powered engine and two electric motors, both of which converge in a continuously variable transmissions system. Thanks to many upgrades and enhancements – including a new lithium-ion hybrid battery on top of the nickel-metal hydride battery, rather than in place of – the new Prius is not only more efficient than previous generations, it’s more powerful and can pull off the performance seen in the aforementioned commercial. Though, we obviously don’t recommend trying to rob any banks.
In addition to the cosmetic and mechanical upgrades we’ve already spoken about, the next-generation Prius is also packed full of new technologies and features that enhance different aspects of the vehicle like entertainment, convenience and safety. If you’d like to know more about the new model, you can either search around the blog where we have information about all of our Toyota vehicles, or you can give us a call here at the sales desk. Once the new model becomes available, you’ll be able to schedule a test drive right here on our website as well.