The debut in society of the new Toyota Prius 2023 is just around the corner. Before the end of the year, the fifth generation of Toyota’s iconic hybrid car will be presented. For the first time a prototype of the new Prius has been photographed. A sighting that reveals the profound change in design that the brand has made.
Everything is ready to experience the coming-out of the new Toyota Prius 2023. In a matter of a few months there will be the presentation in society of the fifth generation of Toyota’s iconic hybrid. A world-famous model that will undergo a comprehensive transformation with the aim of recovering lost ground and re-establishing itself as a flagship of the company.
In recent weeks we have dedicated Motor.es several articles to advance several keys of the new Prius. A model that has finally been photographed. In the distant and exotic Japan, the first spy photo of a prototype of the new generation has been taken. A test specimen sighted on a road open to traffic and which, as can be seen in the images that illustrate this article, is densely camouflaged.
Spy photo of the new Toyota Prius 2023
Unfortunately the photograph is not of good quality and is even somewhat out of focus. If we add to this that the test vehicle is densely camouflaged, one would think that it is impossible to advance design-related keys. Nothing is further from reality. If we take as a reference the latest recreations of the new Prius that have seen the light, we will realize the big change coming.
Gone will be the line followed to date by Toyota. The new Prius will be a more dynamic, modern vehicle with even a certain sporty side.. It has been developed on a new design philosophy. Headlights, grill, bumpers, body panels… Everything will be new. The side glazing surfaces have been reduced, while the beltline rises towards the C-pillar.
It also hints at a worked aerodynamics. A determining factor to improve the level of efficiency. By the way, we can not ignore the design of the rims. Another detail that enhances the aforementioned dynamic approach. We have made a montage comparing the spy photo with a recreation. A comparison that is very revealing to discover what is hidden under the camouflage.
But not only great changes will occur in terms of design. The Prius will undergo a huge technical evolution. The fifth generation will be sustained by the TNGA platform. An architecture used by Toyota in its new models and that, as we will see later, allows the electrification plans to materialize.
The hybrid engines of the new Toyota Prius 2023
Regarding the mechanical section, the new Prius will continue betting without complexes on electrification. It will be available in vself-charging hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions. Moreover, taking advantage of the generational change, the development of both models has been unified. And just as importantly, the door has been left open for the introduction of a hydrogen version.
As we have pointed out at the beginning of the article, the new Prius is ready to experience its coming-out. Production of the fourth-generation Prius will end shortly. Remember that this model is made in Japan. The launch of the new model is scheduled for next December 2022. Therefore, we will have to wait until 2023 to see it in dealerships.