US: Toyota updates Prius powertrain for 2016 redesign
Toyota said it had made significant improvements to its new generation full hybrid powertrain in the redesigned 2016 Prius, reducing losses, redesigning and relocating key components and reducing weight. Extensive changes to the transaxle, engine and combined hybrid system, generate an expected 10% improvement in US market EPA estimated MPG on core models, with an Eco model that will achieve an even greater improvement.
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