2016 Toyota Prius’ technical specifications released image
The fourth generation of the Toyota Prius has debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is riding on the TNGA platform and making use of a 1.8 liter VVT-i four-cylinder gasoline burner, offering a thermal efficiency of 40 percent which is comparable to a diesel unit. The internal combustion engine has received the coolant water selector valve which is boosting warm-um in cold days and keeping the cabin heater performance. The output produced stands at 97 HP (72 kW), at 5,200 rpm, and 142 Nm (105 lb-ft) of torque, available at 3,600 rpm.
The electric motor of the car has been redesigned as well and it is now capable of putting down a total of 73 HP (52 kW). Toyota says that the “green” car will deliver a 60 percent improvement in terms of rigidity as well and boast a lowered center of gravity for improved comfort and increased dynamic stance. An improvement in fuel economy has also been made, 10 percent compared to its predecessor. Juice is coming from a NiMH (nickel-metal) battery pack, which has been fitted beneath the rear seats, not affecting the trunk’s capacity which has grown to 502 liters. The model is 6 cm longer, 1.5 cm wider and 2 cm lower than the previous Prius, bringing a completely new front suspension and rear double wishbone setup, along with numerous safety and assistance systems. The new Toyota Prius will also be on display at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.