2015 Toyota Prius Spied Inside and Out

Photo Source: KGP Photography

As we previously reported, the next-gen Prius is rumored to be getting a significant makeover. If that's the case, this prototype could be wearing the outgoing model's sheetmetal. "Then why cover it," you ask? That will likely remain a mystery until the next time we spy the popular hybrid's successor.

Inside, however, things look very different. The test mule sports a traditional instrument cluster, losing the central gauge layout of past models. The center stack is incomplete, but we can see HVAC vents and controls have been restyled, as has the steering wheel, which receives a sportier-looking three-spoke design. This tester retains the current model's tiny electronic gear selector, though it's unclear whether that will make it to the final cabin design.

When we last spotted the next Prius, we really only got a glimpse of its rear end and profile. These new images let us see the car from all angles, though don't reveal much through the heavy camouflage. The test mule's similar shape to the current-gen Prius, which can be seen testing alongside the prototype, is still apparent. Through the front end's camouflage, we can see two intake slits in the grille, much like the current model's front end. The 2013 Toyota Prius is EPA-rated at 51/48 mpg city/highway, and 50 mpg combined.

A test mule for the 2015 Toyota Prius has reared its head yet again, this time with an entourage of current-generation Prius hybrids. In the new shots, we can see the tester is still in the early phases of development, but we do get to see the car's interior and more of its heavily camouflaged exterior.

xjgary
Let's hope there is more front seat room for tall people and the steering wheel is not in the arms straight out mode.as my 2013 model.  It would be nice if they had a place for the driver's left foot too, especially for guys with long legs and big feet. And maybe the door armrest could be the same height as the center console arm rest. and not dig into your knee as you rest it against it since there is no other place for your knee.  Will the auto transmission still use an "H" pattern, where reverse is in the spot where manual transmission users are used to finding first gear?
allcars
@xjgary how tall are you?  Im 6'3" d I find it quite comfortable
Mechanical Ninja
@allcars @xjgary I'm 6'4 and I have to have the seat in a very awkward position (leaned back with arms full out similar to as gary described) so I don't crush my neck when going over a bump. Mind you I have the problem with most cars (Can't even get in to a Prius C with a sunroof) or even a Mazda 3. Really hoping they fix that in the Gen 4.

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