It seems that the rumours doing the rounds about the upcoming 2019 Toyota Prius are spot on but that was to be expected given the fact that its sales for last year dropped down dramatically. One of the reasons for this dramatic slowdown was that the current outgoing model was as ugly and strange looking car as you would have ever seen and that’s saying something.
It certainly resembled an angry looking gruppy looking for a chance to munch on your face, and that’s why the news that Toyota has planned a major facelift had gotten us all excited. That’s why we decided to go scavenger hunting for all the info we can find on the new upcoming model and have prepped this review for your convenience; so let’s get to it and see if the new edition is a lot better to look at or not.
2019 Toyota Prius Overview:
The 2019 Toyota Prius will certainly make it to the books, for the mid-life transformation and we can confirm after having studied the leaked images that the new model will be less grumpy and with more of a touch of class and beauty entwined. Given the fact that it is a mid-life change and that Toyota has already declared that there will be a major facelift with this model, we do expect more than a few cosmetic changes and certainly do expect design modifications.
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Toyota Prius comes with a bolder, heavier front fascia that certainly sets the tone for the rest of the changes adopted by this new model. The front fascia should get a cleaner look, along with restyled LED headlights as well as better rear tail lights than the weird ones with the current outgoing model.
The new car should also feature a new platform but we are still not sure given the fact that Toyota is still keeping most of the details strictly under wraps. But the overall engine spec should be the same though we may get a slightly larger wheelbase this time around, which should translate to more space in the interior.
It should also come with 15-inch metal alloy wheels which should provide it with a nice finish. The new model also comes with back wheel arch mouldings as well as roof rails. But the good news is that we can expect a revamped interior as well, with all the changes being made to the exterior.
The 2019 Toyota Prius comes with cosy, supportive seats with plush upholstery; since this car is a compact hatchback, the space on the interior is limited but still appears roomy. It comes with 17.1 cubic feet cargo area which doubles up as the rear seats are folded. The dash seems to be okay and comes with power steering, 6.1-inch touch screen infotainment panel, power windows, mirrors and the works.
It also comes with climate control, rear view camera, and satellite, HD radio along with navigation for the higher trims. The new model also comes with cruise control as well as an optional moonroof.
Engine, Release Date, and Price
The 2019 Toyota Prius is expected to feature front-wheel drive and as for ‘under the hood’, it is expected that the new model will feature the same 1.5-liter inline-4 unit engine in a combination with an electric motor of 45 kWh and a 0.9 kWh battery pack. The total output of this unit is 99 horsepower. The new model is slated to be launched by the end of this year and the pricing for the base trim is expected to range from $20000 to $25000 and more for the advanced trims.