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2017 Toyota Prius – Green and Mean

The 2017 Toyota Prius is a new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius that comes with a new look. Built around the New Global Architecture platform, it comes lighter, as well as cheaper to build. It will feature a revised exterior and interior design, while still retaining its credentials as a fuel efficient and eco-friendly car continuing the worthy legacy of the most popular of the hybrid cars.

Exterior and Interior

2017 Toyota Prius – Image Source: Motor Trend

The 2017 Toyota Prius comes with a design that radically diverges from the trademark lines. The front fascia looks distinctly sportier than the last time, thanks for the most part to the curved LED headlights that extend down to the bumper. The hood is also positioned lower and it includes creases that flow sharply down to the middle, complementing the lines of the headlamps.The front bumper features triangular cuts on each end of the bumper, plus the character lines on the side. Around back, the rear end look, well, mind-blowing. It is flat and horizontal, and the creases look as if clashing the curved, vertical taillights and the lines of the tailgate.

2017 Toyota Prius Interior- Image Source: Edmunds

Inside, it doesn’t seem much likely that the new Prius will be a huge leap from the current model. The standout feature is a multi-layered dashboard, while the chrome finish cuts clearly off a new infotainment screen and the HVAC control buttons at the bottom. The seats and the door panels will be provided with dark chrome accents adding a touch of dash.The standard Toyota high tech and safety features include a remote control air-conditioning and also airbags, anti-lock brakes, rear-view camera, departure warning system and radar-based adaptive cruise control.

Powertrain

The 2017 Toyota Prius will be outfitted with 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, which will generate over 100 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be coupled to nickel-metal hydride battery pack while the top of the range models may expect to have a litium-ion battery on offer.As for fuel efficiency, Toyota is looking to see a huge increase. Rumor has it as big as 20 percent, which is near surreal. However, even half of that would be a tremendous edge over the competitive models. The Prius current figures are around 50 mpg combined, which means 55 to 60 mpg combined should be the target figures of 2016 Toyota Prius.

2017 Toyota Prius – Image Source: Motor Trend

2017 Toyota Prius Release Date and Price

The Toyota Prius will probably be available at the dealerships as of the fall of 2016. The pricing will begin from roughly $26,000 for the base level model.

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