New Prius to Get Turbo Boost?


There's all kinds of fun things to do with a Toyota Prius, and we've covered a lot of them: give it a solar boost, hack it to go into "stealth mode," and even plug it in for greater efficiency. Now, according to the UK’s AutoExpress, the next model could have a turbocharger built in to the 1.8 liter engine, which, along with more efficient lithium ion batteries, would give the Prius a little more pop when you step on the gas. Rumors also persist that the next generation will get double the gas mileage of the current model, so the waiting game is on, but we're content to twiddle our thumbs until it hits the road. ::AutoExpress via ::Jalopnik