Automotive News Future Product
Toyota Prius
Last modified: 12/14/13
A redesign expected in early 2015 will have a different look - a lower hoodline and beltline, moving away from the one-box design, according to a Motor Trend report. Toyota chief designer Simon Humphries says the look will be revolutionary inside and out. The next Prius will be built on the company's new Toyota New Global Architecture platform. Toyota sources tell Automotive News the automaker is toying with multiple battery packs - using two different kinds of batteries for different usage cycles. Toyota has stuck with nickel-metal hydride batteries, but its alliance with Tesla could lead to use of advanced lithium ion batteries instead.
 
Segment: Alternative powerPowertrain: Alternative (hybrid)
Release Year: 2015New Product Category: Redesign
Drive: FWD

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