Toyota delayed the release of the new Prius

July 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Toyota has delayed the release of the next-generation Prius hybrid for at least six months – until December 2015.

Image of white Toyota Prius

Image of white Toyota Prius


According to the source publication Automotive News, the release of new Prius has been postponed due intentions engineers improve fuel efficiency of the power plant by modifying the chassis and body model. According to preliminary data, the next hybrid fuel consumption will be at least ten percent less than the current Prius, which is now in the urban cycle, consumes 3.9 liters per hundred kilometers.

Photo of red Toyota Prius

Photo of red Toyota Prius

As previously reported, Toyota Prius fourth generation will be built on a modular platform, as well as a more powerful power plant and all-wheel drive transmission. For work the rear wheels will respond to the electric motor, but the whole system can only operate at speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour. In addition, the next Prius can get a wireless battery charging based on the effect of electromagnetic induction. In this rechargeable version of the model will debut later – by October 2016. In 2013, sales of hybrid cars Toyota reached 1 million copies.

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