2018 Toyota Prius

Wednesday, October 26th 2016. | Toyota

In 2015 Paris Auto Show, Toyota has presented their CH-R concept which seems will be used for their new SUV named 2018 Toyota Prius. Toyota is popular as a big automaker on the global market and they are one of the successful automakers who can produce hybrid cars with great number of sales. Now, they are ready to work for their best-selling hybrid that is the Toyota Prius with the significant improvements expected.

2018 Toyota Prius Front Angle

Design

The design would be very interesting starting from the exterior. Toyota already declared that they will go with the CH-R concept to complete it and this is a surprising announcement. It means that the company will remove its boring look to make it more futuristic and stunning with four-door layout. They are also expected to say goodbye for the huge 21-inch of wheels with the use of 170inch wheels that have been covered in low rolling resistance tires for 2018 Toyota Prius.

The interior has not been announced yet by Toyota but their current trend is creating simple interior with minimal design. The materials can be better than the average hybrid cars and the medium-sized cabin design can be extended, thanks for the folding seats. It has five full seats with the mounted screen display in its center to help driver controlling the car. In short, its interior will be unique to mark it as the new 2018 Toyota Prius.

Engine

2018 Toyota Prius will be a new SUV that is quite promising to get full hybrid design. It means that Toyota will support it with its own unique hybrid drivetrain and this will allow the car to be one of most fuel-efficient SUVs among its rivals. There is a big indication that the company will replace the previous engine with the small 1.5 or 1.6 liter inline-four turbocharged engine with Atkinson cycle and front-wheel drive system via CVT gearbox. This engine will be designed with a small electric motor on the rear axle to produce more output when it is needed. It will also work as regenerative braking system to support four-wheel drive capability. The total output is not more than 150 hp that is still good and this crossover is able to give you more than 40 mpg on average but still have all-electric range for 10 miles that are even more than enough for your daily needs.

Release Date and Price

Although some parts have been declared by Toyota, its exact release date is still a big secret for them. 2018 Toyota Prius is still hard to get known but it is expected to be ready in the end of 2017 with the rumored price about $35,000.