Competes with: Honda Insight, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Looks like: Current Prius, but fewer sharp elbows in new front and rear
Drivetrain: Gas-electric hybrid system with 1.8-liter gas engine and a pair of electric motor/generators; combined hybrid system output for 2018 was 121-hp for front-wheel drive; all-wheel-drive adds electric motor on rear axle for traction as needed; continuously variable automatic transmission
Hits dealerships: To be announced
Toyota’s current ad slogan is “Let’s Go Places,” and a new all-wheel-drive Prius will add more places and more seasons for the refreshed 2019 version of its signature hybrid. The option Toyota calls AWD-e already has been offered in Japan. It adds an electric motor on the rear axle for traction as needed, but there is no mechanical connection to the electric/gasoline hybrid system in the front.
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