The Toyota Prius is a type of vehicles that you’d by no means affiliate with sportiness. And it is this notion that the Japanese automaker’s efficiency arm, Toyota Racing Growth (TRD) has now determined to vary. The corporate has formally unveiled the Toyota Prius TRD version, giving the favored hybrid car a extra sporty and aggressive look and it is primarily based on the 2019 Toyota Prius facelift, which was revealed on the Los Angeles Auto Present. Presently solely accessible in Japan, the TRD spec Prius comes with a bunch of beauty updates together with a brand new physique package, sporty wheels, and a few new styling bits.
The brand new TRD designed physique package for the Toyota Prius consists of a number of new and up to date parts like – door deal with inserts, facet skirts, bumper skirts, and a roof-mounted diffuser. The automobile additionally will get a closely up to date rear finish with new sporty bumper parts, a twin exhaust system, and a set of latest alloy wheels that are available in an array of 15- to 18-inch sizes. Options just like the modern headlamps, LED taillamps and the blue illumination for the Toyota brand have been carried over.
Few different additions which have been made to the automobile embrace a purple “sporty” begin/cease button with the TRD lettering, an identical baggage field and sunshade, and extra. TRD has additionally labored on the of the hybrid automobile, which features a Movement Management Beam for higher driving consolation and improved tire grip whereas cornering, together with a member brace set. Toyota will even offer the TRD package individually as equipment, providing it to clients in items or as a whole bundle. In reality, clients even have the choice to get the package factory-painted.
Powering the automobile is similar 1.Eight-litre petrol engine that’s tuned to supply 96.5 bhp of energy at 5200 rpm and 142 Nm of torque. The petrol engine comes paired to an electrical motor that churns out 71 bhp of energy and 163 Nm of torque. The hybrid powertrain is paired to a CVT unit. As of now, there isn’t a replace on the markets that may get the TRD-spec Toyota Prius, nonetheless, it is anticipated to go on sale in early 2019.