Three images showing what appears to be the 2016 Toyota Prius have hit the web.
Taiwanese Autonet shared these images, reporting they are giving us a first look at the new hybrid model in two versions – the Prius Plug-In Hybrid and the Prius Hybrid. If the information is correct, the Mirai-inspired machine is the standard hybrid variant, while the more conventional styled car is the plug-in modification.
Tipping the scales at 1,280 kg (2,822 lbs), the Prius will be slightly bigger than its predecessor with longer wheelbase and lower suspension. The total weight of the plug-in hybrid version will be 1,350 kg (2,976 lbs).
The new Prius will be powered by a hybrid system that consists of a 1.8-liter petrol engine with 105 PS (77 kW), an electric motor with 90 PS (66 kW), a CVT and a package of lithium-ion batteries. The combined output will stand at around 150 PS (110 kW).
The Prius PHV will feature higher capacity batteries for a 50 km-run (31 miles) on purely electric power. The average fuel consumption will be rated at around 1.5 l/100 km.
The 2016 Prius in its two version is expected to go on sale in the second half of next year.