The company has been announced that is working on the new 2018 Toyota Prius SUV. The SUV market is prospering greatly now and Toyota has an immense contribution in this segment as well. This new model is also being expected to be a hybrid crossover.
2018 Toyota Prius SUV – Futuristic Style:
The aerodynamic shape of the new Toyota Prius SUV makes it look extremely stylish. The appearance of the vehicle seems to be a combination of Toyota’s C-HR crossover concept and the new-generation Prius. The coupe-crossover styling is very popular now and this new vehicle is expected to be the same. The exteriors will have bold looks and appearance. For instance, the C-HR concept flaunted bold lines with large fenders and a very interesting taillight design, which gave a floating impression. Almost all these features will be there in the Toyota Prius SUV, but they are expected to be toned down considerably. Though very stylish in appearance and looks, this vehicle has an aggressive appeal. The Toyota logo sits smartly right in the center of the front fascia. There is no prominent grille in the vehicle, but the boldness of the car has not been hampered by the same.
The instrument panel that is installed in the crossover is highly compact. Almost all the instrument gauges are installed right in the panel for easy control and maneuvering. The features and facilities are such that they make traveling in the crossover convenient and comfortable.
Safety and Security Features:
The safety and security features are mandatory in today’s cars. And the 2018 Toyota Prius SUV is nothing different. Though specific safety features are not known regarding the vehicle, it is being said that highly advanced security features are installed in the crossover for the driver and the passengers.
2018 Toyota Prius SUV – Powertrain Specifications:
Till date, almost all the Toyota Prius series derivatives have been hatchbacks. Almost all the cars in the series had the goal of maximizing fuel economy and targeted the green car enthusiasts. But the latest Prius SUVs are going to drift from this a little. As a result, the 2018 Toyota Prius SUV is expected to have the Mazda Skyactiv –D, 1.5 Liter diesel engine, which will be paired with the highly efficient Hybrid Synergy Drive System from Toyota. It has been seen that hybrid crossovers can have better performance away from the cities. On the other hand, diesel engines work better within the highway. So when the engine is a diesel hybrid, it will have the pros of both the engines. As a result, this engine will cater to the needs of all kinds of drivers happily.
2018 Toyota Prius SUV – Launching Date and Price:
Though no fixed dates have been announced regarding the final launching date of the 2018 Toyota Prius SUV, it is being expected that the crossover will make its entry in the market sometime in 2017. Whether it will be available towards the beginning, middle or end of 2017 is a question that is yet unanswered. The 2018 Toyota Prius SUV is a crossover among the top ranges of vehicles in the company. Therefore it is obvious that the price of this vehicle will be more than that of others. It is estimated that the base pricing for the crossover will be over $27,000, but it will not exceed $30,000 in any way.
The 2018 Toyota Prius SUV is being highly awaited to be launched in the market. Once launched, this crossover is expected to provide stiff competition to the likes of Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and similar SUVs.