Toyota’s nickel-metal hybrid battery pack:The company says that they managed to increase the energy density of both chemical structures, which allows for smaller packs now located beneath the rear seat of the vehicle for more cargo space.
Prius sales peaked in 2010 and the 2016 model is the first major redesign since. The company expects to revive the lagging sales of its flagship vehicle.
The 2016 Prius is expected to arrive at dealership in early 2016, but the plug-in version will not follow until late 2016.
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