Toyota has a reputation of being the automotive industry’s standard bearer when it comes to hybrid vehicles. A few spy shots were captured in California and they give out details on the next generation Prius, which would most probably a 2015 model.
It seems Toyota has dumped its annual camouflage budget on this mule. The new car comes with the same iconic half-moon design, which has been with the car since 2003. That also throws to the wind the rumors that had suggested that the car would get 2013 NS4 concept inspired look.
The new model will add a new sedan to its already existing Prius C, Prius V and Prius Plug-in lineup and would thereby make the Prius family stronger.
The spy shots indicate a stylish three-spoke steering wheel and an instrument panel design that resembles the BMW. Also seen are the tape, cobbled together pieces and lack of space for a center stack display screen. May be, that wouldn’t be what the final product would be like as it is too early now.
According to reports, the new car would come powered by an updated version of the current electric system and engine. But it will stock nickel-metal hybrid batteries found in today’s models.
There’s also no hint on the drive system. The production of new generation Prius would be headed to the US, we hear.