Toyota Prius will get a four-wheel drive and two different batteries

August 15, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Japanese carmaker Toyota announced delay the release of a new generation of mid-size hybrid hatchback Toyota Prius. The release of the restyled version will be delayed by about six months. During this time, the company’s engineers will make some amendments to the power plant and the transmission of the popular model.

Toyota logo Pic

Toyota logo Pic


In addition, the press reported on the possible use in the Prius two different types of batteries. They will not be installed at the same time, and enter the different configuration of the hybrid cars. According to the developers, the basic version of the Toyota Prius will get nickel-metal hydride batteries, while the top-end equipment will be equipped with capacious lithium-ion batteries.

Picture of Toyota Prius

Picture of Toyota Prius

Characteristics of the new power unit while kept secret, known only that it will make even more economical, compact and thus easier. Furthermore, one is not excluded to install a complete modification of the hybrid drive. This information to Toyota representatives have not yet confirmed, but the use of such a design is technically feasible transmission. Earlier, the release of a new generation Toyota Prius announced in the spring of 2015, but the manufacturer has moved that date to December this year. The model comes standard with 2007. Prius is the best-selling hybrid car according to the magazine Forbes.

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