2016 Toyota Prius spotted up close sans camouflage – Spied

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Global unveil on September 8.

After several reports of the upcoming fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius being spied without camouflage, new pictures have emerged giving us a closer look at the hybrid car.

2016 Toyota Prius spied undisguised front view
The fourth-generation Prius, set to be launched on September 8th, will reportedly have a mileage of over 30 km/l.

The Prius, confirmed for its debut on September 8th, gets projector headlamps on its facade which is entirely influenced by the Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle that made its debut late in 2014. The two-stage grille sees the Toyota logo embedded between a slit and another slot for the airdams. The Prius’ now-characteristic sloped roofline has been retained, and its B- and C-pillars blackened.

2016 Toyota Prius spied undisguised rear view

10-spoke alloy wheels and a beefed up shoulder line can also be spotted on the spied units. The 2016 Prius is expected to get an updated version of the company’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system which will, according to reports, also feature a bigger 1.8-liter petrol engine, with a higher efficiency.

Toyota Mirai front three quarter at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2015
Design inspiration for the 2016 Prius seems to come largely from the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle.

This engine is said to produce a healthy 150 hp and will be mated to two electric motors via a CVT gearbox. A pure-electric range of 30 miles (roughly 48 km) is also being suggested, along with a mileage that crosses the 30 km/l mark.

[Source – Prius Club]

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