New-gen Toyota Prius coming to India in 2017

Toyota will reportedly be launching the new-gen Prius in India next year. The automaker had recently previewed the car at the Toyota Caravan show in New Delhi. It was also showcased earlier at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida.

Toyota globally revealed the new-gen Prius last year. It is built on the TNGA (Toyota's New Global Architecture) platform. The car is powered by a 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine paired with an electric motor. The company claims a fuel economy figure of around 40 km/l.

The Prius went on sale globally in 1997. The automaker claims to have sold over 3.5 million units of the hybrid worldwide. The previous-generation model has been on sale in India since 2010, but hasn't really attracted a significant number of customers. However, with the Camry Hybrid doing sufficiently well, Toyota is hoping to see a slightly better response for the latest iteration of the Prius.

Source: Car and Bike

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