Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 49895
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2008/5/7-9 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:49895 Activity:nil 53%like:49912
5/6     Spy shots of the redesigned 2009 Prius
        The current (because Insight is out of production) king of MPG will
        get even higher MPG.
        \_ all look the same
2018/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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It consists of a lean-burning gasoline engine and an electric motor that work together to achieve more than 40 mpg, or even 50 mpg, in city driving. With gasoline prices currently soaring to all-time highs, we at Road & Track have had our attention focused on the all-new third-gen Prius, which will hit dealerships in the spring of 2009. Toyota is saying very little about the future Prius, but we were able to uncover key bits of information regarding its appearance and technology. The general shape of the car will remain intact, but the front end will be thoroughly redesigned. Thanks to canted headlights and a steeply raked windshield and hood, the new Prius will look sportier than the current model. The car will grow slightly, to an overall length of 179 in. The displacement of the inline-4 will grow from 15 liters to 18, which will result in more power and torque. of torque, and the electric motor generating about 60 bhp, making the new Prius more powerful than ever. We hear it will run from zero to 60 mph in about 95 seconds and reach a top speed of about 115 mph. With this extra oomph, one would expect the car's fuel economy to suffer. Amazingly, the Prius will be even more fuel-efficient than it is now. hybrid system so the electric motor plays a bigger role when driving. Therefore, don't be surprised when a slow drive to the corner market is achieved without using a single drop of gasoline. The price of the all-new Prius will probably be the about same, perhaps even lower, than the current one. Toyota is expected to offer three trim levels: base, luxury and eco, with the base model starting around $21,000. Of course, these prices are at the mercy of the dollar/yen exchange rate, so don't take them to the bank just yet. What is sure is that the next Prius will be as ground-breaking as the model before it, and Toyota will remain the global leader in fuel-efficient modes of transportation.