2015 Toyota Prius to Lose Weight and Be More Aerodynamic

The current third-generation Toyota Prius debuted three years ago, back in 2009. The next-generation Toyota Prius isn’t due until 2015, but Inside Line has learned that the next Prius will be lighter, more aerodynamic and ride on lower rolling resistance tires, which are all efforts aimed at getting an even higher MPG rating.

2012 Toyota Prius
The current third-generation Toyota Prius debuted three years ago, back in 2009. The next-generation Toyota Prius isn’t due until 2015, but Inside Line has learned that the next Prius will be lighter, more aerodynamic and ride on lower rolling resistance tires, which are all efforts aimed at getting an even higher MPG rating.


Currently the 2012 Toyota Prius is rated at 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway, but Toyota wants to get an even higher rating with the next Prius. It’s now getting harder for Toyota to make any significant MPG improvements. According to a Toyota source, Toyota has identified that the greatest improvements can now come from lower rolling resistance tires, which has prompted Toyota to collaborate with tire makers. Aerodynamic improvements are the second priority followed by weight savings.
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