A tiny bit late for its cue, the 2023 Prius is lastly on its manner. It is going to make its world debut at subsequent week’s L.A. Auto Present. Toyota teased the arrival of the next-gen Prius with three posts on its Japanese Instagram website early this morning.
Three Teaser Photos At this time
One is the now-ubiquitous shadowed silhouette shot each automaker appears to make use of to announce a brand new automotive this 12 months (somebody get these guys some lighting). It exhibits the basic long-arched greenhouse, liftback, and brief hood that has characterised each Prius you bear in mind (except you’re one of many few who bear in mind the tiny, awkward first-generation subcompact sedan).
It could be decrease and sleeker than the present Prius, however it’s exhausting to make certain with out somebody turning the lights up.
The second is extra revealing. A rather-less-shadowy head-on shot, it reveals skinny C-shaped LED daytime operating lights that just about meet the Toyota emblem within the middle. A pair of character strains within the hood appear extra pronounced than on the present model.
The third shot is a straightforward drawing exhibiting a closeup of the headlight. The phrases “hybrid reborn” comply with the road of the lights, although they appear to be a function of the drawing, not the automotive itself.
What may that imply? We’ll have to attend till subsequent Wednesday to search out out. Toyota has revealed no technical particulars.
The Remainder of the Household Is Catching Up
We’d word, nonetheless, that the newest Toyota Corolla Hybrid comes near the mpg of the present Prius, and the newest Toyota RAV4 Prime has an extended all-electric vary than the present Prius Prime plug-in.
If Toyota needs to maintain the Prius title related to the height of hybrid functionality, it could actually’t threat dropping comparisons with different vehicles in the identical showroom.