Toyota has finally confirmed that the mysterious hybrid model that was teased a few days ago is indeed the new generation of the Prius, set to debut on November 16.
The new teasers reveal more of the model’s design, including the aggressive LED headlights looking somewhat similar to the bZ range of EVs. The profile is sleeker than the previous generations, retaining its focus on aerodynamics and the five-door fastback bodystyle. Another detail we get to see clearer than before is the pronounced rear shoulders.
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It has been confirmed that the fifth generation of the Toyota Prius will be a hybrid, with the company describing it as “Hybrid Reborn”. We expect Toyota engineers to improve the efficiency of the powertrain, while adding the latest advancements in terms of driving dynamics and safety tech.
Reports from Japan claim that the model will sit on a new E3 platform, utilizing components from both the tried-and-tested ICE-compatible TNGA-C and the EV-only architecture of the bZ models. Besides the regular gasoline-electric hybrid that will most likely be offered from the start, there have been rumors about a hydrogen-electric hybrid coming in 2025.