Toyota unveil the new 2016 Prius… better than the others? 0

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The new 2016 Prius wants you to know that despite its green credentials, it’s gotten a whole lot sportier. The fourth-generation hybrid is aiming to attract younger buyers who want style whilst remaining environmentally conscious.

Whilst the Prius will never be a ‘performance car’, it still retains its iconic hybrid status. The fourth-gen Prius is said to be more comfortable and technically better than its predecessors, despite some disliking the new exterior styling. Toyota made history with the first mass market hybrid vehicle in 1997 and now, nineteen years later, they’re hoping the 2016 Prius will continue that legacy.

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Toyota’s website claims the new Prius “boasts significant advances in every area: a Hybrid driving experience that breaks new boundaries, outstanding fuel efficiency and a striking new design inside and out”. The car continues to help cut emissions, whilst each new-gen model increases fuel efficiency, so we imagine the new Prius will provide even better figures.

Toyota boasts that the new Prius provides more space for its five passengers, as well as a larger boot capacity and a new towing facility. The technical features include wireless charging for smartphones, a duel 4.2-inch colour screen display, dual air conditioning, and Head Up Display projections. Safety still remains a Prius priority, with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam, and Road Sign Assist.

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The Toyota Racing Development (TRD) team have equipped the new Prius with some of their aftermarket parts. As the Daily Sun notes, these parts include “side skirts, a front spoiler with daytime running lights, a rear spoiler above a redesigned back bumper, along with 18-inch TF8 aluminium wheels”. With the help of all these parts, the new Prius will improve its already impressive fuel efficiency and maintain its new sportier look.

Some are sceptical about the new Prius; how will it beat its siblings? Well, Toyota seems pretty confident, as we can see from their new advert. You have to watch it to believe it, but a plant literally blooms in the treads left by the 2016 Prius…

 

 

 

Image credit:

https://www.toyota.co.uk/new-cars/new-prius#

Video via the Toyota Global YouTube page