Toyota promises innovations for the next Prius
Toyota sees many innovations for the next generation Prius, due for release in 2015. According to the Automotive News website, the Japanese automaker promises an avant-garde style in design, technology and production.
A major news will be a lighter, cheaper and more efficient than the current hybrid system. "This new system will increase, commercially speaking, the appeal of Prius," said Soichiro Okudaira, Head of Research and Development at Toyota.
On the other hand, is not yet defined the use of the latest lithium-ion batteries, replacing the current Prius (pictured), nickel. "It may be that diferenciemos versions of the next Prius also thereby having some equipped with lithium-ion battery and other battery nickel," said Hideki Iba, general manager of the division of batteries.