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Toyota Unveils Edgier-Looking Prius

  • Top hybrid trades stubby for sleek in long-awaited redesign
  • Roadblocks stand in way of making same splash as predecessors
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Toyota Prius Gets a New Look: See It Here!

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Toyota Motor Corp. will stray from the iconic wedge shape of its pioneering Prius, giving its top-selling hybrid sleeker looks after almost seven years without a redesign.

The 2016 Prius, unveiled Tuesday in Las Vegas, features a lower hood and sharp creases that surround a rear spoiler and tail lights sloping down to the rear bumper. The fourth-generation Prius improves fuel economy by about 10 percent to about 55 miles per gallon. An Eco version will deliver an even bigger boost, padding its position as the most efficient car without a plug. Toyota will also offer driver-assist technologies like automatic braking.