Development work continues on the next generation Toyota Prius as a test prototype has been spied testing in Thailand

Development work continues on the next generation Toyota Prius as a test prototype has been spied testing in Thailand.

Seen here is a fully disguised 2016 Prius, probably wearing its production body. Judging by the lines, there’s also the possibility the Japanese company is still using the current generation of the car as a test mule.

The hybrid vehicle will reportedly be 20% lighter than the current model, which will result in an improved fuel consumption of up to 10%. The vehicle will likely be offered with nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries with the latter being more expensive and providing a higher driving range.

The new Prius could enter production by the end of this year, but this is still unconfirmed. A plug-in hybrid Prius will probably be launched next year.

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