The 2019 Toyota Prius is revealed at the Los Angles Motor Show with a new Hybrid AWD-i four-wheel drive setup and a few 2019 tweaks.
Earlier this month we ran what we assumed was a tease for a four-wheel drive Toyota Prius heading for a debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show. It turns out the assumption was right.
Toyota has now unveiled the 2019 Prius and it comes with what Toyota are calling Hybrid AWD-i, as well as a bit of a tweak for 2019.
Toyota say the new Hybrid AWD-i is a new electronic four-wheel drive system to add more grip and peace of mind for drivers, using an electric motor to deliver drive to the rear wheels when pulling away at up to 7mph, as well as automatically kicking in at speeds up to 44mph in slippery conditions.
Clearly aimed at buyers in cooler countries, Toyota has decided to fit the AWD Prius with a new nickel-metal hydride hybrid battery, rather than the lithium-ion battery in the regular FWD Prius.
Titivations for the 2019 Prius include new slim headlights with bi-beam LEDs, a tweaked front bumper, new combination lights at the back, new 17″ alloys and a couple of new colour options – Emotional Red and Aqua Breeze.
Inside the centre console comes in for a bit of a tweak, there’s new upholstery choices, a bigger wireless charging tray, turn-by-turn Sat Nav on the HUD and a quicker Touch 2 screen.
The new AWD Prius will get its first European outing in Brussels in January.