Next-generation Toyota Prius may get all-wheel-drive (AWD) option

Article by Christian A., on July 15, 2014

We already know that the next-generation Prius was delayed by 6 months in order to maximize mpg, but it appears that Toyota wants to make its new vehicle even more popular. How? By adding an all-wheel-drive option. According to Koei Saga a.k.a. senior managing officer in charge of powertrain development, the fourth-generation Prius may get AWD in addition to the current front-wheel-drive layout.

“I think we will possibly do it.” said Saga. Moreover, the next-generation Prius will be offered with two battery choices, a low-cost nickel-metal hybride or a more efficient lithium-ion pack.

Comparing it with the current model, the new hybrid system will be smaller, lighter but also more efficient, but no details were released by the manufacturer.

Saga also said that thanks to the new batteries and the revised technology the next-generation Prius will deliver a fuel economy that will surprise everyone.

Furthermore, the new Prius will use company’s new modular vehicle architecture called Toyota New Global Architecture that will boost the number of parts shared among vehicles in order to reduce costs but also improve quality.

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