2016 Prius

Discussion in 'General' started by NeilBlanchard, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    Waiting for news on next-gen PIP. Want 10+ miles for local EV...

    Efficiency and utility are my two main things. Efficiency gain seems evolutionary, though still hope for the ECO version to push further.

    Utility largely unchanged, some good, some iffy changes. Not game-changing.

    As for styling, I hope the car succeeds, though I'll get a better deal if others hate the looks that I am indifferent about.
  2. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    re: ksstathead

    I'm with you on being interested in a next-gen pip. I'm happy with my
    2012 and will own it (from original lease) shortly. I'm getting 70% EV
    on this old pip with some long trips thrown in to spoil an even higher
    percentage of EV. My wife's doing very well with the C-MAX Energi, getting
    a very high percentage of EV operation from much longer trips than mine.
    I'd say the 8 kWh pack on the C-MAX Energi is worth 3x the current pip's
    4 kWh, plus the EV mode is much stronger (less likely for the engine to
    kick on) on the C-MAX.

    re: styling - I haven't seen anything that makes me gag, so it's mostly a don't
    care for me. Interior is a wait-and-see for myself.

    I want a bigger traction battery and a vehicle-to-grid option.

  3. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    That's about how I feel. I'm really not digging the exterior styling but I don't think that alone would turn me away from the show room. What I care about most is tall-driver ergonomics and comfort since that's the only thing that was really, truly wrong with my 2G. If they botch that again I'll be really disappointed, although I guess there's always hope for a second gen CT200h to follow.
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Our 2016 Toyota Prius Video - The reveal through 1:40. Then the exterior overview, displays, interior, miscues and highlights.

    2016 Toyota Prius Reveal in Las Vegas - HD Video


  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Too bad if the kids in the back seat want to see. :mad: Should have made the window line down at the lower character crease, so it lines up with the lower hatch window panel. I'm sick of this trend of cars with a wedge profile and tiny windows.
  6. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Yikes! The representative frame view of the video (mostly profile but viewing from
    about 8:00 if car's front is north) makes it look like a standard gen3 Prius profile but
    with the body pulled way up, blocking rear seat views as pointed out by Andrew. In
    the front-biased angle views of the profile, I thought it looked more sedan-like. How
    deceptive these views can be!

    Isn't there some weight penalty for all that steel? I suppose it helps with

  7. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Underside looks good! :)
  8. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    More and more I'm thinking they got their styling cues from Hyundai, following, not leading.
  9. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Saves mass and reduces solar heating---as on 1950s cars.
  10. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    They could use Low-E coating to drastically reduce heat gain. Having better sight lines is priceless.
  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Methinks the tiny windows are dictated by our own beloved nation's roll-over standards
  12. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

  13. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

  14. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Interesting, thanks.
  15. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

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