Toyota is going to officially reveal the all-new fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius next week at an event in Las Vegas, but thanks to an early leak we now have our first peek at the new Prius. Heavily influenced by the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, the all-new Prius aims to regain some of the market share that it has lost in the last few years with an all-new platform and an even more efficient powertrain.
These leaked photos appear to show two versions of the new 2016 Prius that are on their way to an undisclosed location via cargo plane. We’ll have to wait until next week to get all the official details about the new Prius, but we do know now that it will ride on Toyota’s New Global Architecture and that the plug-in hybrid version should have a much longer electric driving range of around 35 miles. The standard Prius is expected to get an estimated 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency, which should give it a rating of around 55-60 mpg.
After the 2016 Prius officially debuts next week, it will likely have its first debut to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show that kicks off in a few weeks. It’s been reported that the standard Prius hybrid will arrive first and we’ll have to wait at least a year for the plug-in hybrid version.