Toyota Motor has announced the launch date for the next generation Prius is June 2nd. The company has also published a short teaser video showing part of the body of the upcoming novelty.
In the video, you can see a fragment of the stern with the tailgate. The new Prius will have tapered taillights. It is difficult to draw any other conclusions: the video is too short and too little is shown in it.
There is no information on the technique yet. As the Japanese edition of BestCarWeb wrote earlier in May, the Prius will remain true to its concept, that is, the hybrid plant will continue to consist of a 1.8-liter gasoline engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. However, the system will become more efficient.
Engineers will use an even more economical internal combustion engine and increase the battery capacity. But the platform will remain the same: the fourth Prius was the first car built on the basis of TNGA, and it is still far from reaching its potential.
Recall that the fourth generation Toyota Prius (XW50) has been produced since 2015. It uses a 1.8-liter inline-four 2ZR-FXE (98 hp), aided by a 72-horsepower electric motor powered by a battery pack under the rear seats. The standard configuration is front-wheel drive, but there is also an all-wheel drive version of the Prius E-Four with a separate electric motor for the rear axle.