2017 Toyota Prius release date, mpg – Toyota Prius was considered to be the best car in the alternative energy category. But for some unknown reasons its sales started reducing abruptly, forcing the manufacturers to think about a refurbished version fulfilling the present day requirements of the car owners. The result of this new found interest is the driving force behind the forthcoming 2017 Prius. Toyota’s CEO has officially announced that the new version of Toyota Prius is going to be drastically different from the present one giving special emphasis to its styling.
2017 Toyota Prius redesign
Various rumors about the complete overhauling of the exterior of the 2017 Toyota Prius go on suggesting that it will result in a swept back of the sedan shape. In fact, it simply means that the new Toyota is expected to have a slightly lower hood with a more upright windshield shifted further backwards. These designs shifts provide more aero dynamitic body design and the newly made chassis helps to bring the center of gravity to a lower level. The lowered center of gravity makes the handling of the vehicle easier. The sculpted lines in the front, bumper, the front fenders and the hood in fact¸ attach a mustache to the fourth generation Toyota Prius. The shape of the headlamps reflexes a reverse interpretation of the headlights of the Nissan 370Z.
2017 Prius interior
The new interior styling is completely refurbished with a newly designed dash board featuring the instrument panel. The new dash has a better overall appearance and has analogue gauges positioned near the newly designed three spoke steer wheel. By a fairer layout refinement, more room has been provided ensuring a more appealing appearance to the inside of the cabin. The Toyota executives are honestly expecting that these changes will help in a long way in attracting new customers to the vehicle. 2017 Prius is going to be a more reconciled product matching to the requirements of a variety of customers including the young and the middle aged alike. The spy photos available assure that the hopes and expectations of the executives will definitely be fulfilled.
2017 Prius mpg specs
No major changes are going take place in the area of engine and its related parameters. The four cylinder gas engine can be of 1.8 liter capacity which will be matched to the smaller but stronger electrical motor available under the hood. The Toyota engineers have not finalized whether to put a nickel-metal hydride battery or to retain the existing lithium-ion ones which are more expensive. The gas engine is expected to produce 105 HP whereas the electric engine will be able to produce only 90 HP.
2017 Toyota Prius release date and price
Looks can be deceiving. This basic fact is very true about 2017 Toyota Prius. Though this hybrid beauty looks very costly and in fact, it is relatively cheaper and you will be surprised when you hear its price. The basic variant of this magnificent car is only $28,000 which is really affordable and unbelievable when you consider the price of other similar vehicles. This new 2017 Prius is expected to b released during the fall end of the year 2016.