Word Prius derives from Latin and it means ‘before’. Before all other automakers, Toyota started producing hybrids and started to care about the environment. Toyota Prius is currently the best-selling hybrid in the world and one of the most popular hybrid vehicles on the North American market. Originally, Prius was introduced in 1995 and it hit the road two years after that. This hatchback has been under the knife many times since then, and 2017 model is coming with slight improvements. Allegedly, fuel economy has been upgraded and there is a new battery pack which will increase overall performance. 2017 Toyota Prius is the car that delivers a lot more than the competence at the same price. Even though Prius is quite young, it has already become legendary and synonym for a hybrid.

2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius

ENGINE

Toyota decided not to change the engine unit hence we are going to have same old 1.8l 4-cylinder. This engine didn’t receive any negative critic and it delivers the goods. However, new 2017 Toyota Prius is coming with a new battery pack which will increase overall performance of the vehicle. Durability of the new lithium-ion battery has been increased but also it seems this year all competent cars have done the same thing. With whole new battery pack mileage is going to be increased, as well, and according to several sources EPA rating should be exactly 90 mpg. This mileage is the best in the car world and, of course, the top in the class of hybrids. Thanks to abandoning nickel-metal hydride batteries Prius is able to reach this mileage. There is one completely new system called e-4WD which means that 2017 Toyota Prius will have all-wheel drive. Although, engine unit hasn’t been changed, the performance of new Prius is way better than before hence competent cars will have a trouble to follow it.

2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR

We always get surprise by this Japanese automaker and its innovative designs. They try to be ahead of the competence and always deliver something astonishing. Prius is one of the cars with futuristic look and 2017 model is going to come with several modifications. At the back new liftgate is going to be installed along with new taillights. Bonnet will stay unchanged but it will be lowered comparing to previous Prius. Also, headlights are going to be redesigned as they get more sharpened look. The 6.1-inch touchscreen will remain unchanged but 7-inch display will be offered, as well. Toyota always equip its vehicles with top safety features and new 2017 Toyota Prius will have lane departure system, numerous airbags, radar-based cruise control, and much more. Seats are going to wrapped in cloth so we won’t see leather upholstery this time, as well.

2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius RELEASE DATE AND PRICE

We must let you down but info about the price and launching date are kept off record. No one even dared to make any assumption but we believe that price will be slightly higher than previous model had at the time of its debut. In our opinion, the 2017 Toyota Prius will be launched by the end of this year, maybe even in the following months.