The 2016 Toyota Prius Eco is the first hybrid car to be sold in the United States, beating the currently legendary Toyota Prius by one or two months. It is a small two-seater vehicle, equipped with a three-cylinder engine, which spans over the back wheel openings to decrease the aerodynamic drag. It comes with a horde of highly developed technologies for its time. Until now, it is the 2000 Honda Insight, which has stood as the most fuel-competent sedan devoid of a plug ever ranked by the EPA. Toyota adjusted its ratings roughly a decade ago, to get them closer to real-world up shots for a few of hybrid models, counting the Prius, the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Insight.
2016 Toyota Prius Eco Changes, Exterior
Next-generation Toyota Prius comes with a sharp and nearly alien looking and captivating front fascia. The pinched, scowling front stripes nourish their way into the adaptive grille shutters that have been designed for better fuel cutback and cooling. A low-slung posture offers a far more sophisticated way of slicing through the ambiance. It comes with lightweight undertray that envelope the underside so as to cut down the drag coefficient.
At the back, it comes equipped with zigzag Zorro taillights that are designed with LED expertise, carrying the inscription, Prius. The new Prius Eco is a sedan that has been built with aggression and aerodynamics in mind, and its front part comes equipped with LED headlights, with LED daylight running lights, fog lights, some aerodynamic add-ons. The new vehicle will be offered with 17-inch alloy wheels as an optional feature.
2016 Toyota Prius Eco Interior
2016 Prius comes with its sci-fi inner styling prompts. It comes with digital read-outs and a library-rescue cabin. The cabin comes with some inside elements that are made of the China Bone White plastic materials, multi-tone shade schemes, abundant of soft touch materials, sufficient USB ports, a revamped center console, all occupy 50 % of the cockpit. It also comes with more space for passenger and cargo.
The 12-volt battery has been shifted back to the engine bay where it feels right, and the hybrid part is now beneath the rear seat, thus offering more cargo room. A low-distinction steering wheel compound restores the old D-cut fashion and it is used to keep drivers from sweltering or freezing their hands. The cabin also comes equipped with a fantastic looking piano black touch-screen when compared the gray plastic in the departing model. The fit and finish of some trim pieces are 100 percent Toyota-grade, there is abundant of cubbies, pockets are reasonably abundant, and there is an innovative feel to the entire cabin, making it appear light-years prior to everything else out there.
Some of the safety features available with the new vehicle include:
Pedestrian detection technology.
Pre-collision mitigation systems.
Lane keeps assistance.
Dynamic radar cruise control.
Regarding entertainment and technological features of the new Toyota Prius 2016 include:
Smartphone synchronizing abilities.
HD and satellite radio.
Customizable console display.
Push button start.
Heated front seats.
Customizable map and infotainment system.
2016 Toyota hybrid is the base model that comes equipped with a four-cylinder traditional gasoline engine with the displacement of 1.4 liters. The engine is 6 percent lighter and 12 percent smaller in dimension than that of its predecessor. This 2016 Toyota Prius Eco engine offers the highest power of 121 ponies, it features revamped intake ports and re-calibrated valve coil loads to offer it extra zip. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox that offers limitless shift points. It offers its performance in cooperation with a set of a durable lithium-ion battery pack, which is lighter and smaller than the earlier nickel-metal-hydride battery set used in the admission-level Prius.
The 2016 model offers a city mileage of 58 mpg and a highway mileage of 53 mpg, with the combined mileage of 56 mpg. These appreciable mileage figures make it the new unparalleled fuel competence leader in the middle of vehicles that do not plug in to recharge their battery sets. The fuel consumption would be 1.8 gallons per 100 kilometers. The new vehicle covers a maximum distance of 633 miles solely on electric power.
Base price and release date
The 2016 Toyota Prius Eco release date is expected to be the fourth quarter of 2016 with the base price of $24,700
New Toyota Prius Eco 2016 Photos