Toyota Prius Delayed Due to Design Issue

by SpeedLux

The next generation Toyota Prius is actually supposed to make its world debut in spring 2015.

However, it seems that the Japanese car will have to wait to bow to the public. According to a newly released report, the Japanese automaker, Toyota, is facing some issues with the design implemented on the car. It is said that the executives at the company do not really fancy how the car looks like, at least for now.

This clearly sets back Toyota’s original plan to start mass production of the aforementioned vehicle model by spring 2015. Because a redesign is absolutely necessary, at least according to company executives, it seems that the Japanese company will have to wait for at least one more year before it can actually start the mass production of the vehicle. For your information, the current design of the 2016 Toyota Prius is the result of the work done by Koji Toyoshima, the chief engineer at Toyota. Unfortunately, Mitsuhisa Kato, the global R&D head of Toyota, does not like Toyoshima’s work. However, Kato claims there are also issues other than design but he is not sharing the details on that. Not so long ago, however, there were rumors that the new Prius would be delayed at least until December next year so that the company could fix all body and chassis issues.

The 2016 Toyota Prius will reportedly take advantage of the so-called Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). This will help shed the car’s weight by about 20% of its original weight. In addition to that, the vehicle will also come with low gravity center for better fuel consumption.

Also known as the 690A, the next generation Toyota Prius will reportedly utilize a number of microcontrollers and microchips that the company also uses on its TS040 HYBRID vehicle. The car will likely be previewed in the first half next year, with production starting probably in December.

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