The all-new Toyota Prius is expected to be officially released in 2022 and go on sale in the first quarter of 2023. In addition to the regular gasoline-electric hybrid model, a plug-in hybrid model is expected to be launched in 2023.
It's reported that the internal code name of the new-generation Prius is "990B". The overall shape will continue to adopt the hatchback design, but a lot of adjustments will be made in the details. The front face will use a design style similar to the Toyota bZ SDN concept car. The split headlight group and the narrow front grille make the whole front of the car look very sharp. The side of the body uses its smooth lines and uses a fastback style design.
The overall design of the car’s rear is relatively flat, and through-type taillights are used. The size is expected to be 4600*1780*1450mm, and the wheelbase is 2700mm. The wheelbase has not changed, the body height has been reduced, and other dimensions have increased slightly.
The new-generation Prius will be built on the TNGA-C platform. The conventional models still use a gasoline-electric hybrid system and provide E-Four four-wheel drive, but it is still unknown whether the 1.8L or 2.0L engine will be used. A plug-in hybrid system will be launched in 2023.
The Prius has always represented the highest level of Toyota's hybrid technology. The release of the new Toyota Prius also means that this company has also updated its hybrid technology. If the Prius will launch a PHEV version, there will be new breakthroughs in the plug-in hybrid technology too.