Toyota Prius 2015 with all-wheel drive

April 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm

New hybrid Toyota Prius next generation, which premiered scheduled for 2015, will receive a four-wheel drive transmission. For rear wheel rotation motor will respond, while the whole system can only operate at speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour. On it informs edition Auto Express quoted an unnamed engineer of the Japanese manufacturer.

2015 Toyota Prius image

2015 Toyota Prius image


Future Toyota Prius will be built on a new platform that will reduce weight by 70 kilograms models – up to 1375 kilograms. In addition, the height of the hood developers intend to reduce by 90 millimeters, just push back the A-pillars and the roof line to advance to 500 millimeters. Trunk volume increase with the new hybrid 445 to 500 liters. Finalizing undergo and power plant that will be more powerful. According to the engineer, “Toyota”, 1.8 petrol engine will be upgraded (as it is – is not specified), and the inverter and the motor are reduced in size. Batteries remain the same – NiMH. The companies believe that such lithium batteries cheaper than counterparts, as well as provide greater capacity for intensive use and frequent charge-discharge cycles.

2015 Toyota Prius car interior Pic

2015 Toyota Prius car interior Pic

It is expected that the average fuel consumption of the new 2015 Toyota Prius drops to 3.1 liters per hundred kilometers, and CO2 emissions will reach 70 grams per kilometer. Also, after three years the market will “rechargeable” version next generation of Toyota Prius. It will also get all wheel drive system and keep as part of the power plant lithium-ion batteries.

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