Toyota's New Prius to Get Mileage of 40 km per Liter

By Reuters
October 13,2015
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Showroom staff chat next to a Toyota Motor Corp Prius Alpha at its showroom in Tokyo February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor said on Tuesday the fourth-generation Prius hybrid model would have listed mileage of 40 km per liter (94 mpg) in Japan, improving fuel economy by more than a fifth from the current version's 32.6 km/l.

Japan's top automaker, which pioneered the fuel-efficient gasoline-hybrid engine technology with the first-generation Prius in 1997, said mileage would vary depending on the car's specification.

Toyota has said it would begin selling the new Prius from year-end, starting in Japan.

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Styephen Coates)