Toyota has lifted the covers off the 2019 Prius at the Los Angeles motor show revealing updated styling and technology features.
The Prius remains a pioneer of hybrid technology, however, the recent release of the Hyundai Ioniq brings some much needed competition to a market segment in need of a shake up.
For 2019, the Prius gets a revised front and rear that features slim headlights with a swept-back aesthetic, bi-beam LEDs and new rear combination taillights mirroring the shape of the headlights.
Although the Australia bound interior is yet to be revealed, Toyota is promising improved material quality beginning with new seat upholstery. The cabin will also get a tweaked centre console and instrument panel that features an updated 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with ‘pinch’ and ‘flick’ gestures.
Power will continue to come from the 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine combined with battery-driven electric motors paired with a CVT.
Australian delivered cars will remain front wheel drive only, despite other developed markets having an all-wheel drive option.
The updated 2019 Toyota Prius is expected in local showrooms around April next year with local specifications and pricing to be announced closer to that date. In the meantime, check out our Prius v long term review.
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