2015 Toyota Prius spied undergoing hot weather testing

The 2015 Toyota Prius has been spied undergoing hot weather testing the United States.

The 2015 Toyota Prius has been spied undergoing hot weather testing the United States.

Caught a gas station, the heavily camouflaged prototype has a familiar wedge shape which suggests the car's styling will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Motivation will likely be provided by an upgraded powertrain that consists of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a more powerful electric motor.  The nickel-metal-hydride battery is expected to carry over but it could eventually be replaced by a lithium-ion unit.

The Prius is slated to ride on a lightweight modular platform and use specially-designed tires that have an extremely low-rolling resistance. These changes should improve the model's fuel efficiency beyond the current rating of 51 mpg city / 48 mpg highway (US).

The redesigned Prius expected to go on sale in the spring of 2014, so expect to learn more in the coming months.

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