2015 Toyota Prius Rumor Roundup: 60 MPG, AWD, Lithium-Ion Battery

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2015 Toyota Prius Roundup: 60 MPG, AWD, Battery

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Over the next 14 months, you can leaks, rumors, suppositions, spy and outright guesses about the Toyota Prius to proliferate.

The generation of Toyota’s quintessential car is a crucial model for the company.

If sticks to its model cadence, we that all-new Prius to be shown at either the 2014 or Detroit Auto Show—and go on within a few months as a 2015 or model.

For the moment, we’ll it the 2015 Prius and assume see it in Detroit in January 2014.

The 2015 Toyota Prius, will likely be assembled in the for the first time.

While the Prius is now a family of four and remains the world’s best-selling it faces new and fierce competition on a of fronts.

Virtually every carmaker now offers at least one or two models, not even to mention electric cars.

Hybrid will soar as car companies fuel efficiency throughout ranges to meet new gas-mileage and emissions standards across the

So the 2015 Prius has to be good to stay the hybrid standard, its highest-EPA-rating crown in the U.S.—and on the current car.

Here’s our of rumors, speculation, and likely for the new 2015 Prius:

Battery pack . One of the biggest is whether Toyota will with its known, proven hydride battery or switch to lithium-ion. This may vary by

Koie Saga, a senior director for Toyota drivetrain told trade journal News (subscription required) in May fourth-generation Priuses built in the would likely switch to a battery.

Today’s Prius, as a 2010 model, was originally to have a lithium-ion pack. But in 2010, Saga told the company had bet on the wrong lithium Toyota fell back to the nickel-metal hydride cells.

weight . Although Toyota has scrapped the idea of an all-aluminum for cost reasons, it’s to make heroic efforts to the weight of the new Prius. A Toyota is said to have specified a (70-kg) reduction in weight.

Better aerodynamics . This is where the new Prius will be the radical. The startling FT-Bh shown at this year’s Motor Show had a drag of just 0.235, which is low for a five-door compact hatchback.

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New . The shape of the 2015 Prius clearly follow the form produces least aerodynamic Frontal area, cross-section, and are the most influential factors.

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Now the outlet AutoExpress has shown a of a radically lower Prius very tall but narrow

We’re not convinced that’s the way the will go; instead, we’d for inspiration toward not only the concept but also another Toyota concept, the NS4 Plug-In concept shown at Detroit in

Either way, you can expect the new of the Prius to be more radical the 2010 redesign, which was similar to the groundbreaking 2004

Low-rolling-resistance tires . This is predictable, but Toyota may push the current state of the art. this year, Inside said sources at Toyota the company was talking to tire about working on a new, ultra-low rolling resistance

All-wheel drive . We’re about the AutoExpress claim the new Prius liftback will all-wheel drive. We might it for the Prius V wagon, but there’s been an AWD Prius and we wouldn’t one unless or until Toyota to build a Prius-branded crossover vehicle.

SO. what kind of gas mileage the new Prius return? AutoExpress 90 mpg, using Imperial on the European test cycle.

translates to 75 mpg in U.S. gallons, so another 20 percent for the tougher test cycle would that down to 60 mpg—which about right to us.

What you like to see in a new generation of the Toyota hybrid? And what do you think it have—and won’t have?

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