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2015 Toyota Prius

At moment we still do not have all the s about 2015 Toyota According to latest reports it that this vehicle deliver pretty much the design but there are high about changes on the drivetrain.

So, let s at all the confirmed facts and swirling about the next edition of the s most popular hybrid

For one thing, it will likely the switch to a lighter lithium-ion pack.

For another, it ll be built in the States, one of its largest markets.

And to persistent rumors, it may even all-wheel drive.

Shape the same

The Prius is by now a visual the quintessential hybrid, and instantly on streets all over the world.

But than that, it s an extremely shape, with its rounded steeply raked windshield, sloping roof, and high, tail.

Toyota will, if anything, that shape and work to it even slipperier to slice the air using less energy ever before.

Some cues may be found in the NS4 plug-in and FT-Bh compact hybrid cars displayed at auto over the last year or two but you ll recognize it as a Prius.

Sayonara, buttress?

It may well lose the flying buttress console of the 2010 version, however.

visually striking, that slash of hard plastic the front passengers made the car usable, requiring a stretch to floor bins underneath it for phones, toll tickets, sodas, and all the rest of the stuff we when driving.

It s signficant neither the larger Prius V nor the smaller Prius C subcompact continues the flying-buttress console

Based on the use of a dashboard in the development that s very similar to of a Lexus CT 200h, we re betting the bites the dust.

Lighter battery


Since the very Toyota Prius arrived at in Japan in 1997, the Prius has nickel-metal-hydride cells in its high-voltage pack.

The chemistry is durable, and at this point, Toyota can build it for less than any maker due to its volume.

The current launched for the 2010 model was meant to have a lithium-ion

But in January 2010, Koie a senior managing director for research, told journalists Toyota had bet on the wrong lithium so it fell back on tried-and-true hydride cells.

Still, the trend in battery packs for and plug-in electric vehicles is lithium-ion cells, which almost twice the energy per that NiMH cells do.

Toyota now offers two cars lithium-ion packs: its Prius Hybrid, and a version of what buyers know as the Prius V which can be ordered with a third-row seat in Europe and

Made in America

Another of the 2010 Prius that materialized was a plan to build it in the in a Mississippi plant that had been targeted for the Highlander utlity vehicle.

In 2008, gasoline prices soaring, changed its mind and said it build the Prius there Then the recession led the company to all work on the site of the new plant, in Spring, Mississippi.

In June to compensate for capacity lost Toyota shut down its California, joint-venture plant GM (now the site of Tesla S assembly), the company decided to build its high-volume Corolla there.

Last year, finally, confirmed that it would the next Prius in the U.S. It t revealed a site for Prius yet, but the news will come out within the next 12 or so, to give it time to tool up a new line.

Meanwhile, though, must find suppliers in America that can provide the specialized components of a Prius: battery packs, power and electric traction motors and gear sets.

All-wheel

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Toyota has plenty of experience all-wheel drive hybrids; it s offering them in the Highlander crossover for several years.

system uses a separate motor on the rear axle to add rear-wheel drive, powered by the pack, if the front wheels to slip.

Whether such a would be added to the more Prius is debatable, but with having killed off its Escape last year, does see a market niche?

We suspect that while the Prius may not get have all-wheel it could offered either on an model or, even more on the next Prius V wagon.

gas mileage

Every generation of has boosted its overall combined economy rating.

The 2000-2003 was EPA-rated at 41 mpg, the 2004-2009 at 46 mpg, and the current model crossed the divide to average a 50 mpg.

While we d like to see 60 mpg in the Prius, we d bet it s more like 55 mpg still a 10-percent improvement perhaps 50 mpg achievable in the real

So with cost efficiencies domestic production, more conveniences, a better interior, and gas mileage what s not to like?

If past form holds, will unveil the new 2015 at next January s 2014 Auto Show or one year as a 2016 model, in January

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