Toyota Prius is rumoring to get an all-new fifth-generation in 2022. The Japanese automaker does seem shy about the details. However, there is a high-ranked official that has confirmed that it will keep it role. That is the main hybrid in Toyota’s Range.
Toyota Prius – E3 Platform Merging Elements
In fact, the new Prius could, in fact, be based on the Europe-specific E3 platform merging elements. It is from the GA-C (Corolla, CR-Z). It is the dedicated electric bZ architecture. Also, the ICE sales ban in Europe and UK is not going to happen before 2030. Moreover, it will allow enough time for another generation of the Prius to be a hybrid.
The Director of Marketing and Product Development at Toyota Motor Europe is Andrea Carlucci. She did describe the Prius as an icon for the band. She said she has to keep its role as a front-runner with that type of technology. “The Prius is going to remain actually iconic and then stand for what we are. It would be a hybrid and really a leader in electrification.”
The figure strategy for Toyota, a high-ranking official has said. It is hybrids are still “a center of gravity” for the band. That is to plan to offer a series of alternatives to BEVs, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and fuel-cell-powered models. These models will hit dealer floors very soon, so stay tuned!
Fifth Generation Vehicle
In 1997, since the debut of the first-generation Prius. Therefore, Toyota has been updating the model every six years. Thus it does mean 2022 is the right time for introducing its fifth generation.
Moreover, the new model is going to be expecting to use the new generation “bipolar nickel-metal hydride battery.” This is already being introducing in the Toyota Aqua in Japan. This does bring much more output and then improve the efficiency of the hybrid system. In fact, the same technology is going to gradually find its way into the rest of Toyota’s hybrid range in the future.
By late 2022, there are earlier reports which have hinted at a conventional gas-electric hybrid Prius. It will probably have an updated version of the current 1.8-liter engine. In fact, there are also rumors for a more advanced hydrogen-electric Prius PHEV. This is following in 2025 that uses Toyota’s hydrogen ICE technology that is present in an experimental phase.
Plus there are Earlier reports that have hinted at a conventional gas-electric hybrid Prius which set to arrive in late 2022. It is probably for an updated version of the current 1.8-liter engine. However, there are also rumors for a more advancing hydrogen-electric Prius PHEV. This is following in 2025 using Toyota’s hydrogen ICE technology that is currently in an experimental phase.