2016 Toyota Prius Price and Review. Redesign | Review | Price | Release date | Concept. Car Comparison. The 2016 Toyota Prius is going to be the last model of the iconic hybrid’s third generation that debuted in 2009. According to the latest announcements, the redesigned 2016 Prius is likely to arrive by the end of 2016. So, the current Prius Liftback and 2016 Prius Plug-In Hybrid are expected with only minor enhancements. In order to make the outgoing model more appealing, the Toyota is about to release a Prius Persona Special Edition for.
One thing is certain, the 2016 Toyota Hilux is going to remain the most fuel efficient gas engine vehicle sold in the U.S. Although the hybrid segment has increased substantially since the first Prius was launched twelve years ago, none of the competitors has managed to beat the legendary Toyota’s hybrid when it comes to fuel economy. All of the Prius models put together account for more than 50 percent of the hybrid vehicle market in 2013. Despite its huge success, the company is aware of the hybrid’s drawbacks, such as the outdated design and poor handling. So, the Japanese automaker is facing a difficult task of redesigning its popular hatchback without spoiling the unique appeal it has had for many years.
As mentioned before, the Persona Special Edition trim is going to be the only new option offered with the 2016 Toyota Prius. Apart from the new badge, this trim will include dark-metal 17-inch wheels and two new exterior colors. These two special colors (Absolutely Red and Blizzard Pearl) will cost an additional $395. The cabin in this trim will be adorned by black SofTex artificial leather combined with grey stitching on the seats. Also, some dark-chrome accents will be added to the door grips, shift knob and steering wheel.
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The rest of the 2016 Prius is going to retain the familiar features of the previous model. Of course, the central issue with any hybrid is the fuel efficiency, which is rated at 50 mpg combined for the Prius. The same powertrain is going to carry over in the 2016 model,and that is the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a pair of electric motor-generators. This efficient system is known as Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive and the company claims it can make the Prius go from 0 to 60 mph in just under 10 seconds.
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