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2016 Toyota Prius

ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258
edited June 2014 in Toyota
When is the 2015 Prius (4th gen) going to be revealed (2014 Detroit AS, 2014 NY AS), and what changes in style and performance for 4th gen HSD can we expect?

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258
    edited May 2014

    2015 Prius (4th Gen) ETA ~ September 2014 +/-

    The 2015 Prius w/4th Gen Atkinson Hybrid Tech Power Plant reportedly will improve fuel efficiency by ~ 8-10% (50---> 55 mpg), and reportedly will arrive ~ this September (it didn't make the 2014 NY AS, presumably because Toyota wanted all the attention focused on the 2015 Camry makeover/reveal). So far only camo pics and limited info: (http:// "http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2015-toyota-prius-rendered-news")

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258
    edited May 2014

    Toyota semiconductor research shows potential for additional fuel efficiency of 10% for future, but we may not see this new tech until the gen. 5 Prius in 2020. Check it out: (http:// "http://www.autonews.com/article/20140520/OEM05/140529996/toyota-developing-chips-to-boost-hybrid-efficiency-up-to-10")

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258

    2015 Toyota Prius Launch Pushed Back Six Months: Report

    Probably should change the title of this thread to the 2016 Prius; check it out: (http:// "http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1093025_2015-toyota-prius-launch-pushed-back-six-months-report")

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804

    Done; curious what the tweaks are. Glad we decided not to aim for a fall purchase of a V.

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  • biomanbioman Posts: 172

    I have been following the 15 prius for about a year. The lack of publicity about it from Toyota made me feel the April 15 introduction would not and did not happen. I recall what was happening in 2010 when we purchased our 2010 Prius 4. We were able to pick it up at the end of August. The information about the 2010 was out there in July, or maybe before. I guess the 15s are going to be a dramatic upgrade so it taking Toyota a little more time to to formalize the final configuration. Fortuniately I can wait.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804

    My guess is that the V will be another year behind the "regular" Prius redesign.

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258

    Customers want wireless charging in next-gen Prius Plug-In; they might get it

    Check it out: (http:// "http://green.autoblog.com/2014/07/08/toyota-prius-phev-wireless-charging/")

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 6,311

    @ushy66 said:
    Customers want wireless charging in next-gen Prius Plug-In; they might get it

    Check it out: (http:// "http://green.autoblog.com/2014/07/08/toyota-prius-phev-wireless-charging/")

    Interesting. I wonder what kind of losses/inefficiencies are involved in wireless charging

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804
    edited July 2014

    Hm, lower efficiency, waste heat (in general, per Wiki).

    At least you'd always know where to find your cat.

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258

    Next Gen Prius MPG gain may be as much as 20%! Is this Possible?

    The 2016 Toyota Prius will top 60 MPG! Check it out: (http:// "http://www.torquenews.com/1083/next-toyota-prius-could-approach-60-mpg")

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258

    2016 Toyota Prius to Offer Lithium-Ion and Nickel Batteries; All-Wheel Drive Possible

    Check it out: (http:// "http://blog.caranddriver.com/2016-toyota-prius-to-offer-lithium-ion-and-nickel-batteries-all-wheel-drive-possible/")

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804

    Toyota really must be kicking themselves for spending all that money setting up the Scion dealer network instead of going with a Prius network.

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258

    Why Toyota Delayed the All-New 2016 Prius--- moving to a modular vehicle architecture?

    Check it out: (http:// "http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/07/14/why-toyota-delayed-the-all-new-2015-prius.aspx")

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258
    edited December 2014
    Next Gen Prius (Gen 4) delayed due to rejected design which subsequently was redesigned, and finally approved by top the Toyota brass

    Gen 4 Prius may hit dealers Q4/2015 with design cues from Toyota Concept, C-HR.

    Check it out: 1) http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1412-report-design-hang-ups-delayed-next-toyota-prius-launch/ ; and
    2) http://www.leftlanenews.com/next-gen-toyota-prius-to-be-inspired-by-c-hr-concept-report-claims.html
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804
    edited December 2014
    If gas prices stay in the basement, prices should be pretty competitive on these. I'm still interested to know where the Prius v fits into the scheme of things though. Thanks for the updates, @ushy66.

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258
    edited December 2014
    After the 2016 Prius is available at dealers the Prius V will be redesigned w/all the new 4th gen Prius hybrid tech ungrades w/improved MPG + an AWD option, but the next Prius V w/AWD option may not show up until late 2016 or 2017 (or about one year later).
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  • jdonaldsjdonalds Posts: 2
    We have been very pleased with our 2008 Prius Hatchback. It currently has almost 150K miles with zero issues. We took a look at the Gen III but I ruled it out due to the flying buttress console which impeded the freedom of my right leg. I have claustrophobia and found it disturbing. If not for that one issue we would have bought one.

    For the 2016 Prius Hatchback I'd like to see three things. 1) Eliminate the flying buttress console. 2) Improve the MPGs (our main reason for selecting a Prius). 3) redesign the gauges so they are in front of the driver instead of being pushed toward the center of the dash board.

    I know Toyota wants to improve the exterior looks which might be smart but I don't care about that.

    We need the 20+ Sq Ft of cargo space so I hope they don't mess with that.

    I'd like to see the shift lever back on the dash instead of putting it in the console like some mechanical shift lever. I think this is a positive differentiator.

    I would really like to have more EV range too. Perhaps 2 miles or so, without requiring me to baby the gas pedal. It's not about wanting a Plug-In, just a bit more EV range. In the process I wish they would eliminate the "warm up" period which totally prevents driving on EV until after a few miles.
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804
    I dislike the consoles that you bang your knees on too. Good suggestions @jdonalds, hope Toyota is listening.

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258
    Toyota Prius Plug-In Production To End In June; New One Coming Next Year

    Check it out: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1098145_toyota-prius-plug-in-production-to-end-in-june-new-one-coming-next-year
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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 258
    edited May 24
    2016 Prius Reveal expected at Tokyo Motor Show this Fall. w/ anticipated EPA Rating of 55 mpg!

    Check it out: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1098429_next-toyota-prius-hybrid-40-percent-thermal-effiency-from-engine-toyota-says
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804
    Hm, an auto show launch. Wonder how that translates into arrival at the dealers? Weeks, not months, hopefully. And I bet the V that I'm more interested in won't arrive until 2017.

    Thanks for the link!

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