The best-selling hybrid of all time has some updates and changes to the 2015 Toyota Prius Arriving Soon in Tacoma that will further solidify it as the alpha in a hybrid market that is becoming more popular every year. Toyota is no stranger to the world of hybrids, as the Prius will be entering its fourth generation with an unveiling of a new modular platform. Toyota says the new Global Architecture will help the car shed hundreds of pounds by taking full advantage of lightweight materials to reduce mass.
Other changes will include new batteries with greater energy density, designed with one thing in mind—shedding weight and improving fuel economy. You can also expect the 2015 Toyota Prius Arriving Soon in Tacoma to have smaller and more-powerful electric motors, which help reduce the amount of run time on the gasoline engine during normal driving circumstances. The engineering of new systems doesn’t stop there though. The new Prius will also have a gasoline engine that has been optimized with better combustion and reduced friction. Adding the previously mentioned systems together and Toyota reports that the 2015 Prius will see a bump in fuel economy ratings by 8% (which is an incredibly high number as the hybrid is already earning above 50 mpg).
Sources say that the interior will also be redesigned for the new year to include a more conventional layout, with the instrument panel being moved in front of the driver. This design replaces the current instrument panel design that has gauges up near the windshield. All told, the interior changes represent the most significant design change to the Prius since the debut of the wedge-shaped profile back on the second-generation Prius in 2004.
Although Toyota has not released a full break down of all features of the 2015 Toyota Prius Arriving Soon in Tacoma, we can safely assume that many of the ground-breaking safety and tech features will carry over from the current model. This includes features like a dynamic radar cruise control system that automatically adjusts vehicle speed to maintain a preset following distance between your Prius and the vehicle traveling directly in front of you. Also available will be the per-collision system that employs the vehicle’s radar system to determine if a frontal collision is imminent. If it senses a collision, the system automatically applies the brakes and retracts the front seatbelts to prepare for such a scenario. For more information, come chat with us in person at 7815 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409.