The new 2019 Toyota Prius is an extremely stylish looking vehicle. The model is based on Toyota’s TNGA modular architectural pattern. This is the reason that the running gear present in the current model will be there in the new vehicle as well. Toyota is one of the reputed and most established automobile brands in the world making various kinds of vehicles for people as per their needs.
When we talk of successful hybrid vehicles, Toyota’s Prius definitely needs a mention. When released initially in 2015, the car created a wave in the market with millions of units sold in a year. The new model is sure to see upgradations and changes to make it a better vehicle.
2019 Toyota Prius – Enhanced Aerodynamic Shape
The new model will be lighter in weight when compared to the current model. The aerodynamic shape of the vehicle has been enhanced in the new model, imparting a more stylish look to the vehicle. The wedge-shaped design of the vehicle will make it more appealing. Changes will be seen in the angular front end and this style might be gone completely. In the rear side, the taillight area might be redesigned completely. On the whole, the vehicle is expected to have a more aggressive design.
After the exterior, it is time for the interior of 2019 Toyota Prius. Both the regular versions and the plug-in versions will have the same kinds of interior. Special mention needs to be made of the portrait-style tablet infotainment system. The dashboard in the vehicle is also designed in the most minimalist style. The 5 seats in the vehicle are comfortable and wrapped in high-quality leather. The 4-speaker audio system can be used for enjoying music while driving.
Safety and security have been considered seriously in the Toyota Prius. Some security features installed in the car include frontal collision warning, seatbelts, several airbags, adaptive cruise control etc.
Engine and EPA Rating
There are mixed opinions regarding the engine which will be used in running the 2019 Toyota Prius. As per reports, it is being expected that the vehicle will run on a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle engine paired with permanent magnet AC electric motor. Total system output is 121 horsepower.
The engine is expected to boost performance by producing almost 10-15% more power and being fuel efficient at the same time. The fuel economy is 54/50 mpg, 58/53 mpg (Eco model), 55/53 mpg, 133 MPGe EV mode (Prime).
2019 Toyota Prius – Price Range and Date of Release
Current Toyota Prius is available in price range of $25,500 – $31,000. The new Toyota Prius will be priced slightly higher than this range, but it will be nothing highly overboard.
Though no fixed dates for the availability of 2019 Toyota Prius has been declared by the company yet, there are rumors that will be available by the end of 2018.
Summing it up
Though 2019 Toyota Prius is going to be a great car, there will be stiff competition from the likes of Chevrolet Volt and Honda Civic.