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Report: 2019 Toyota Prius Getting Refreshed Design

Report: 2019 Toyota Prius Getting Refreshed Design

The current Toyota Prius isn’t wining any design competitions. The polarizing looks have led to enough controversy that Toyota apparently feels the need to send the Prius to the operating room for some quick plastic surgery.

Japanese auto publication CarSense has uncovered the above image, which is alleges is a refreshed 2019 Toyota Prius. Only automotive die hards will notice the differences, which include less awkward looking headlights and fewer angles from the lower fascia and fog lamps. The changes are minor, for sure, but compared to today’s version the new one looks much smoother and cohesive.

Around back Toyota has apparently chopped off about half the length of the current car’s taillights. The new units are more in line with what is expected on a small car and more horizontal.

There’s no official word on any other changes, but minor powertrain changes are a possibility. Expect the same 1.8-liter engine, but Toyota may migrate it over to port and direct fuel injection, similar to other newer models on the TNGA architecture.

A refreshed Prius is expected to be revealed later this year and go on sale next year. If history is any indicator, Toyota will quickly rollout the new design to most global markets.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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    arutherford
    Nothing could save this design besides a total redesign.


    Andrew_L
    arutherford
    Nothing could save this design besides a total redesign.


    It's almost like they always TRY to make the Prius ugly.
    arutherford
    Nothing could save this design besides a total redesign.
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