Toyota has confirmed that it will unveil its fourth-generation Prius hybrid at a media event in Las Vegas next month. The 2016 revamp with be the Prius’ first major overhaul since its last redesign in 2009.
Toyota didn’t offer any more details, but the big reveal is scheduled for September 8. Leftlane News will be on hand for the event.
The 2016 Prius is expected to make the jump to an all-new modular platform that will eventually underpin several other Toyota models. The new Prius will grow slightly in its overall dimensions.
The Prius’ basic Synergy hybrid system will carryover, including its nickel metal batteries, but the 2016 model is expect to boast a 10 percent improvement in overall efficiency, which would net a 55mpg combined rating. It’s also rumored that the 2016 Prius could be the first version of the popular hybrid to offer all-wheel drive.
A plug-in version of the Prius will make a return for the latest generation, but that model won’t likely be ready until sometime in 2016.
Look for the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius to go on sale during the early part of next year.