Toyota Updates Style And Technology For 2019 Prius – Mar 12, 2019 – Aichi, Japan (Techreleased) – Toyota has refreshed its pioneering Prius with a new sense of style and more advanced technology.
With cleaner and more engaging lines, the Toyota hybrid halo five-door hatch features new front and rear treatments and sharper, sleeker headlights and rear combination lights.
Inside, the cabin incorporates design tweaks to improve ergonomics, new cloth upholstery and a substantially upgraded multimedia system with advanced functionality to help drivers stay connected while on the road.
Toyota Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the Prius hatch had long been the standard-bearer for Toyota’s advanced petrol-electric hybrid technology and this latest styling and technology update would add to its appeal.
“Since we launched the original Prius in Australia in late 2001, this innovative fuel-efficient small car has been bought by over 20,000 customers who value its optimal balance of performance and fuel efficiency, refinement, styling and practical five-door hatch design.
“Its strength in the marketplace is a testament to the proven benefits of the Toyota Hybrid System that we have rolled out across more models including Camry and Corolla hatch and will later this year, be offered in RAV4 and Corolla sedan as well.
New slimline headlights with bi-beam LEDs and a revised lower intake accentuate the sharper, sleeker aesthetic.
At the rear, new combination LED lights mirror the shape of the headlights by introducing a more horizontal look to emphasise the car’s width and low centre of gravity.
Both the Prius and premium-grade Prius i-Tech models also feature refreshed 15-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Prius uses a 15-inch aluminium wheel with a redesigned 10-spoke aerodynamic silver cover while the Prius i-Tech features 17-inch five-spoke alloys in a new titanium-like paint and black finish.
The updated Prius hatch is also available in two new exterior metallic paint finishes, Feverish Red and Blue Gem.
A number of functions have been improved with voice recognition now offering a broader range of commands including the ability to set an address while driving and option to search through local points of interest by business name or category.
Other new applications include Siri®7 eyes-free mode for iPhones® and Miracast™, which can allow compatible smartphone screens to be duplicated onto the touchscreen.
Complementing the exterior refresh, the interior of the upgraded Prius features new black cloth upholstery while the i-Tech variant maintains its premium leather-accented seats.
The Prius also showcases an abundance of advanced safety technology in its Toyota Safety Sense suite of features9 that includes active cruise control, pre-collision safety system, lane departure alert with steering assist and auto high beam, together with reversing camera and seven airbags.