The new, fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius is set to debut to a few members of the press at a special event in Las Vegas, Nevada next month. But until then, Jalopnik has managed to acquire the latest spy shots to keep us all talking about the first new iteration of the original hybrid in nearly 7 years.
For those images, you’ll have to make your way over to the Jalopnik website.
Virtually nothing is known for certain about the new 2016 Toyota Prius, but an article from last month published on website Green Car Reports claims that an unidentified internal source has stated a target 30 to 35 miles of pure-electric driving for the plug-in version. That PHEV model will most likely first become available about a full year after the conventional gas-hybrid version.
Compare that rather liveable electric range with what the current plug-in Prius was capable of: a measly 11 miles.
As for the plug-less 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid set to debut next month, it’s expected to score somewhere around 50 mpg in normal driving conditions, making it approximately as efficient as the current car, with no big gains. Of course, we’ll have to wait for EPA test results to come in before we know for sure.