Next Generation Toyota Prius for 2015 to Look, Perform Better

At a conference held at Automotive World Toyota came to talk about the fourth generation of the world's best-selling hybrid car.

They signified that the next Prius will sport a more attractive shape and a more efficient hybrid technology.

Hideki Lka, general manager for battery research, has confirmed that the future Prius will likely use lithium-ion, however nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries could also be used.

The Toyota Prius is was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in the world and went on sale in Japan in 1997. Its worldwide debut came in 2000. As of 2013, over 3 million units have been sold in almost 80 countries; the largest markets being Japan and the USA.

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