Toyota has announced plans to possibly redesign the Prius for 2014, and Don Moore Toyota near Evansville, IN has all the details.
Toyota recently announced that its benchmark vehicles, the Toyota Prius, could be getting a major overhaul for the 2014 model year. Don Moore Toyota in Owensboro, KY is excited at the possibility to carry a vehicle that redefined what it means to be an efficient vehicle and could do the same in terms of style and design.
Toyota understands that it drivers crave the distinct styling that demands to be noticed, and it hopes to give its drivers that presence in the 2014 Toyota Prius. “Maybe our architecture has been a little bit similar for the last two generations [of Prius]” said VP for Toyota US, Chris Hostetter. “One of the avenues we’re exploring right now is to evolve it, and the other is to really evolve it… an undercurrent among most people that they’re ready for a new Prius look.”
Toyota is considering two options for the next generation Prius: a redesign and a radical redesign. One of the issues with a radical redesign is that the current Prius was designed to limit drag and be as aerodynamic as possible to increase efficiency. If an entire new body style is created, it could increase that drag coefficient and hurt overall fuel economy.
Toyota is currently looking into new research on aerodynamics that could allow them to redesign the Prius more radically. Toyota US sales Chief Jim Lentz said that the current Prius design is “still the best aerodynamic shape” but, “based on new aerodynamic trends” the Prius could see “some morphing” in its design.
Hostetter has said that the redesigned Prius will not arrive in showrooms for a little more than a year, but customers interested in learning more about the incredibly efficient Toyota Prius should visit Don Moore Toyota near Evansville, IN area. Inventory listings and current specials for the Kentucky Toyota dealer can be found online, at http://mooretoyota.com/.
About Don Moore Toyota
Don Moore Toyota, http://mooretoyota.com/, of Owensboro, Kentucky carries an extensive inventory of Toyota cars, trucks, SUV’s and minivans. The dealer’s finance specialists work with a vast array of lending sources to guarantee their customers get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available. In addition, this Toyota dealer provides automotive service and offers Toyota parts.