Since its original release, the Prius is first successful Toyota’s hybrid in the market. The Japanese automakers are on the verge of testing the next-generation Prius, and judging from the spy photos, the vehicle is expected to adopt a unique SUV form and replace the current model. This move is considered a step higher for high riding cars.
The new 2019 Toyota Prius V or Prius Plus in some market, features seem to be the redesign of last Prius but with crossover spirit. The flared wheel arches and longer ride length, however, hint a more SUV like the model. This is evident by the fact the engineers have designed its tail to be that of a Lexus NX.
2019 Toyota Prius Plus
New Toyota Prius Plus 2019 Interior
The new Prius tends to focus on road safety with the emphasis on driver assistance convenience. The selector gearbox control is located at the bottom of the center console meaning its basically at your fingertips. There should be a control unit air conditioner and monitor infotainment Toyota touch system. JBL GreenEdge Premium Sound System(rumors) with eight-speakers is in place to save on battery power and also uses less electrical energy without undermining the quality of the surround.
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This four-door Prius with silver door handles will feature a single interior for both regular hybrid and also the plug-in versions. It is safe to assume the awaited model will adopt the portrait style infotainment system. Its spacious enough to ensure a proper legroom and passenger comfort.
2019 Toyota Prius V Changes, Exterior
The Japanese automakers are expected to maintain the wedge-shaped design perhaps because this is the considered to be the most aerodynamic shape this Prius can have.
It is rumored that the new Prius will be much lighter than its forerunner and probably more aerodynamic. The new Prius has an additional back cover that is similar to the cover of the filler gas cover.
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Some of the visual changes expected include:
– possible chromed grille,
– higher center of gravity,
– Black roof rail,
– Color-keyed rear spoiler,
– 15-inch alloy wheels with 5 double spoke design,
– LED for all lights (fog lights, taillights, and stop lights…).
The emblem of the hybrid Toyota and Lexus cars have been known to have a blue background color with stylish exterior design, and are also much effective in when it comes to aerodynamics.
It’s still unclear on the kind of powertrain being used but for the Prius, but it should be powered by a 1.8-liter hybrid. 2019 Toyota Prius Plus is expected to be more efficient than the older model. Combination of electric motor and gas engine should have more than 120 horsepowers. Furthermore, the crossover/hatch will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km per hour in less than 10 seconds, with the estimated maximum speed of 180 km per hour or 112 mph. The traction of the battery of the car is fully charged from a voltage ranging from 220 to 230 volts in a mere 1.5 hours. The 2019 Prius V is expected to consume no more than 4.2 l/100 km or 56 mpg combined, rumors are that will go over 60 mpg.
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It is expected to have maybe another engine, the 2.5-liter options, with the electric motor. This powertrain is used in the current Camry models. Also, it is possible to get powertrain from next year Prius C, 1.5L ECVT Hybrid. However, that is unconfirmed.
Price and Release date
This new Prius V is expected to make unleashed in late 2018 (should be in the Fall) or early 2019 which means it should arrive at a 2019 model in the market. The price is yet to be made public but it’s probable that it might not cost more than its predecessor. 2019 Toyota Prius V price should be around $27.000 to $28.000.
Although the new Prius is expected to face major rivals like; Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion, the Japanese automakers have certainly worked at bringing the best from the previous Prius to distinguish the two.
2019 Toyota Prius V spy shots