2023 Toyota Prius teased forward of subsequent week’s expose, Australian plans unclear

2023 Toyota Prius teased forward of subsequent week’s expose, Australian plans unclear

The fifth-generation Toyota Prius is predicted to be printed on November 16, six months after the long-lasting hybrid fashion was once discontinued in Australia.

A brand new-generation 2023 Toyota Prius is because of be unveiled subsequent week, however plans for the petrol-electric hybrid automobile’s Australian go back are unclear.

In a put up on Instagram, the Eastern department of Toyota uploaded two teaser photographs of its upcoming fashion with “hybrid reborn” writing on its bodywork – with styling very similar to prototypes of the following Prius spied checking out.

Toyota’s Eastern website online additionally features a devoted web page for the brand new fashion, exhibiting a silhouette comparable to that noticed in secret agent photographs – and paying homage to as of late’s Prius – and affirmation of the November 16 expose date.

As in the past reported, a hybrid automobile – believed to be the fifth-generation Prius – was once just lately noticed present process checking out close to Toyota’s headquarters in Japan, sharing design cues with the automobile large’s electrical ‘BZ’ vary.

Whilst the primary 3 generations of Toyota Prius have each and every been bought for 6 years – introduced in 1997, 2003 and 2009 – the fourth-generation automobile has skilled an extended lifestyles cycle, launching in 2015, and receiving an replace in 2018.

Australian plans for the brand new Toyota Prius don’t seem to be but transparent, given the car-maker’s native department axed the present fashion from its line-up previous this 12 months – finishing its 21-year run in native showrooms.

Ultimate 12 months, Toyota reported 77 examples of the Prius as bought – simply 1.5 according to cent of all hybrid vehicles delivered in Australia in 2021.

The outgoing Toyota Prius.

Between 2001 and 2022, Toyota bought roughly 35,000 examples of the Prius to Australian shoppers, attaining a top of 3413 gross sales in 2008. 

In spite of the importance of the Prius, the recognition of latest hybrid fashions approach it has accounted for not up to 12 according to cent of Toyota’s 300,000-plus hybrid gross sales with extra of the car-maker’s fashions turning into electrified.

Toyota’s Australian line-up now contains 8 hybrid fashions – C-HR, Camry, Corolla, Corolla Pass, Kluger, RAV4, Yaris and Yaris Pass.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, lately living in Brisbane/Turrbal. Becoming a member of the Force group in 2022, Jordan has in the past labored for Auto Motion, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Side road Device. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can also be discovered on weekends both in the back of the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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