Toyota has published additional technical details about the all new 2019 Toyota Prius. The fourth generation of Toyota’s Prius marks a major shift for the hybrid. It moves onto a new set of components that will underpin a lot of future Toyota products in years to come. The Toyota Prius will be completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. At this point, both styling and basic engine specs have been unveiled. We also have access to preliminary configuration data that gives a sense of the range of versions that will be offered. The new set of parts brings a more sophisticated chassis set-up than the existing car’s and Toyota is already claiming that it will make this Prius a more interesting drive than its efficient but fairly anodyne predecessors.
2019 Toyota Prius Exterior and Interior Design
2019 Toyota Prius received a bit of a makeover for the coming year, improving an already iconic design. Built with striking lines, a lower and wider stance, expressive Bi-LED headlights and unique LED taillights, the Prius will impress at every turn. All models with the exception of the top-spec Touring versions will come with 15-inch alloy wheels and disc brakes. Touring models will get 17-inch alloys. Base Prius Two and Two Eco models will get a 3-spoke urethane steering wheel and lack navigation. Opting for the Two Eco deletes the spare tire in favor of a repair kit, likely to reduce weight for efficiency purposes. Prius Three and higher models get navigation and 3-spoke synthetic leather steering wheel.
Inside the cabin, you’ll discover more occupant cargo space, advanced technology and room to enjoy the ride. The Prius comes standard with fabric seats, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and automatic climate control. Seating has been designed to be more form-hugging. Less obvious changes include a reworked battery design enabling Toyota to position it beneath the rear seats, improving trunk capacity.
2019 Toyota Prius Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Prius does not yet have an official release date. However, based on its typical schedule, the car is expected to hit the market by the end of 2018 and it should become the most efficient car on sale today. We expect at least a small increase for cost from the current range of $20,425 to $25,360.
2019 Toyota Prius Powertrain and Spesification
Toyota didn’t reveal powertrain details at the 2019 Prius unveiling, but the possibility of the Prius powered by a 1.8 liter VVT-i gasoline-burning four cylinder engine, a compact electric motor, and a high-density battery pack, paired with smaller but more powerful electric motors. The four-cylinder gas engine makes 97 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 104 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm, and the electric motor is rated at 71 hp.
As a result of the modifications, Toyota boldly promises the new Prius will return 10-percent better gas mileage than the outgoing car. Official figures won’t be published until the EPA tests the hybrid, but we estimate the Prius will return approximately 55 miles per gallon in a mixed cycle, and the aforementioned Eco model will be capable of hitting about 60 mpg. But at its heart, the Prius is about getting you there. Which is why the 2019 Toyota Prius model now offers a 10 percent increase in fuel economy.