The new Toyota Prius will arrive in 2022 and will be powered by hydrogen
Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will still be available
Marketed since 2016, the fourth-gen Toyota Prius has not aged a bit and its design is still very distinctive. But faced with the SUV wave, the car is undoubtedly losing ground, especially in the United States. As a result, it will be handed over to a brand new generation next year.
According to the Japanese website BestCarWeb, the all-new Prius will arrive in December 2022 and will remain a hybrid. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions will therefore be renewed. However, the magazine announces a major novelty: the Prius 5 will also have a new hydrogen powertrain.
However, we will have to be very patient as this version will arrive three years after the hybrid models. The technology is still new and complex and will require a considerable amount of development time before it can be put into production. The Japanese brand is already undertaking tests on a Corolla Sport equipped with the 1.6-litre engine common to the demonic GR Yaris.
The Prius is still not going to be fully electrified and this reinforces Toyota's desire to invest massively in hydrogen. The brand's CEO, Akio Toyoda, has repeatedly told the international press that all-electric is not a viable solution in the long term.
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