- Toyota has released teaser images for a new model that is apparently the next-generation Prius.
- The new hybrid will debut next week, November 15 and 16, at the LA Auto Show.
- It will be the fifth-generation Prius and should go on sale in the US sometime next year.
Update 11/14/22: Toyota has released more teaser images for the Prius (see gallery below) and announced global release information. It will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30 PM ET, and more information on the US-spec car will be available on Wednesday, November 16. Watch the live-stream video below
Update 11/12/22: Toyota has released another teaser image of the new Prius that shows its front end. The new model appears to have a low, wide stance that hints at sharper styling on the current car and its headlights.
The Toyota Prius Hybrid is in for a major redesign, if these new teaser photos from Toyota are any indication. Images shared on Toyota’s Japanese social media channels confirm a November 15 release date and say “Hybrid Reborn,” meaning the new model could be nothing more than Toyota’s original hybrid hatchback.
It will be the fifth generation Prius and its silhouette looks quite familiar. But the familiar shape, which helps the car’s aerodynamic profile, may include some new details. The headlight in a teaser image looks similar to the design language we’ve seen on some Toyota concept cars, including some of the company’s recent EV concepts and the Japan-market Toyota Crown compact crossover, called the Sport-Type.
We’re not sure exactly what to expect from the Prius’ new hybrid powertrain, but we’re sure it’ll aim for higher fuel economy than the current version, which achieves an EPA rating of up to 56 mpg combined. The Prius Prime plug-in hybrid is likely to return, and should offer a larger battery pack to provide improved electric-only range compared to the outgoing car’s 25-mile range on a fully charged battery.
Stay tuned for more information soon as Toyota prepares to premiere the new 2023 Prius at the LA Auto Show. Check back in the next few days to see the “reborn” Prius for yourself
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