Monday, July 29, 2013

2015 Toyota Prius

A new Prius is on its way. Sometime next year.

And his illustration looks pretty realistic. Toyota won't come up with anything too different from the super popular current design.

Expect better mileage, more power etc... You know, the usual...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't hate it. It's still an ugly blob, but it's an improvement over the current insipid thing.

Anonymous said...

People Don't drive them because they are pretty. Ive had mine for 3 years with 85k Miles and my lifetime average is 47.7 MPG. Driving 55 MPH I can get 61 MPG. Dont complain about gas prices when cars like these are available. At 3.50 per gallon, Ive spent 6236.00 on gas. A car that averages 20 MPG would have spent 14,875 on gas. Complain about ugly, complain about driving an appliance, or Slow Drivers, But Ill be laughing all the way to the bank.

Anonymous said...

I like it!

They need to step up their game though...the current Gen Prius was flawed with a cheap interior and vanila handling...if this concept improvement over the current gen is an example of the type of interior improvements - they might be onto something....

Anonymous said...

I hope this new design makes the Prius V look better. Damn that thing is ugly.

Anonymous said...

I like it.

Anonymous said...

I see a Sonata.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
People Don't drive them because they are pretty. Ive had mine for 3 years with 85k Miles and my lifetime average is 47.7 MPG. Driving 55 MPH I can get 61 MPG. Dont complain about gas prices when cars like these are available. At 3.50 per gallon, Ive spent 6236.00 on gas. A car that averages 20 MPG would have spent 14,875 on gas. Complain about ugly, complain about driving an appliance, or Slow Drivers, But Ill be laughing all the way to the bank


THIS.

I don't drive a Prius - but a hybrid...and I marvel at why people would drive anything else. I get 1,200km's to a tank of gas!! In my old car the same fill up would have gotten me 600.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for small windows fore and aft of the doors. Is smart design really hard? Or is visibility unimportant?

Anonymous said...

This car grows more and more shapeless with each iteration. This is transportation in its most unenthusiastic, uninspiring form. Heaven help us if this is the future of the automobile.

ne1butu said...

"Driving 55 MPH I can get 61 MPG...Ill be laughing all the way to the bank. "

Utterly ridiculous. One of many reasons that people HATE Prius owners is this type of arrogance and exaggeration. I've driven plenty of Prii (Zipcar) and they are absolutely miserable. And no way, no how, will it get a steady 61mpg unless it's going downhill. Where hybrids excel is in city traffic, not the highway going 55mph.

Anonymous said...

>> And no way, no how, will it get a steady 61mpg unless it's going downhill. Where hybrids excel is in city traffic, not the highway going 55mph.

Are we talking US mpg or rest-of-the-world mpg? I have a Prius Gen3 and it can do sustained 76 (UK) mpg at 50-60mph which is the optimal operating speed range.

>> One of many reasons that people HATE Prius owners is this type of arrogance and exaggeration

Actually, I sympathize with this "prius hater" - while some of us are enjoying driving this fantastic machine, others spend their time hating and generally wasting their time this way. In the meantime, Toyota Prius grows generation after generation and with 5 million+ units sold these "haters" are insignificant in a way. On the other hand it is these sort of criticism that has got the Prius to what it is today so it’s a win-win whichever way we think about it.

Joe said...

I have had my Prius for two years now. In the milder/warmer months of the yeary you can accomplish 60 mpg on the freeway. City mileage is actually a bit lower than the EPA rating. My city mileage is more around 45/46 mpg. Overall city/highway yearly average is 50 mpg

Anonymous said...

Going 55 MPH on the interstate, I can get 61+ Any day of the week on extended trips throughout the South and Midwest. I've done it plenty of times. Its NOT an exaggeration Nor is it arrogance. Its more like a meat eater trying to tell a vegetarian that vegetables feel pain too.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2012 Prius, yes its ugly I admit but if you have an ugly child you still love them anyway. Its a lot easier to love when you pull up to the gas station knowing your getting far more mileage for the amount of gas in your tank than the people looking down their nose at you and driving their pretty/beautiful cars. My average has been 46.8mpg over the time I have owned the car which I purchased new in June of 2012. I would like to see Toyota make the interior more accommodating with more cup holders / storage areas in the doors. Also more Electrical access ports for phones and other electronic devices. When we take our grand kids anywhere there is always a problem who gets to plug up their device and who doesn't.