If we can trust those reports that circulate on the network, 2020 Toyota Prius will receive some updates. To remind you, the legendary hybrid car is currently in the fourth generation. During all these years, this mode kept a six-year production cycle and we have no doubt that this generation will continue in the same way. Considering that the current model is present since late 2015, we can expect that the new generation will come somewhere in 2021, as the 2022 year model.
This means that the 2020 Prius could come with some kind of a mid-cycle refresh. Although more precise details are still unknown, we expect to see some tweaks in terms of styling and standard equipment.
On the other side, changes on the powertrain probably won’t come. Considering all this, we don’t expect that this updated model will come earlier than usual, probably in late 2019.
2020 Toyota Prius possible changes
Just like we mentioned, some visual changes on the 2020 Toyota Prius are possible. On the other side, base design characteristics will remain pretty much the same. So, what to expect in terms of visual appearance? Things like practicality or reliability were never questioned, but the styling has always been polarizing. Even the current generation is a mixed bag. Considering all this, there is always room for improvement. However, it is hard to expect miracles.
The 2020 Toyota Prius will continue with the familiar shape, which is pretty usual and in a manner of hybrid cars from the past. So, we could only expect some minor changes, primarily at the front. The new model could get things like reshaped headlights, new front fascia, bumper etc. On the other side, we doubt that the interior will suffer bigger change, except that each trim should get few novelties.
2020 Toyota Prius equipment
When it comes to the base version, 2020 Toyota Prius will be pretty simple, with features like 15-inch wheels, LED headlights, heated mirrors, 4.2-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat etc. If you are for some more equipment, there are six additional trim levels in the offer, which gives plenty of choice for customization. With each trim level, the number of standard features gradually increases. In highest trims, you can count on a larger touchscreen, leather upholstery, bigger wheels, more safety features etc. For the next year, each trim will probably get one or two new standard features, but don’t expect anything special.
2020 Toyota Prius powertrain
This model is completely fuel-economy oriented. Numbers in this aspect are pretty impressive. On the other side, this car lacks in terms of handling, speed, acceleration and overall performances. Still, we don’t expect changes for the next 2020 Toyota Prius. We are about to see the same hybrid system which combines a 1.8-liter gasoline and a pair of electric motors. A total output goes around 121 horsepower, which is enough to provide 0-60 time around 9.5 seconds. These numbers sound awful, but as we mentioned, this is a fuel-economy oriented car. So, you can count on numbers like 55 miles per gallon in a combined drive, which sounds impressive. If you add to such good economy the fact that this is a classic hybrid, where there’s no need for bothering with plugs, it becomes clear why this model is still the no.1 when it comes to electrified cars.
2020 Toyota Prius release date and price
The 2020 Toyota Prius will come in usual time. This means somewhere in the second half of the next year. Still, more details will be known in the future. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect changes. Base models will go around 24.000 dollars.