Toyota Prius 2018 facelift revealed in a Japanese magazine

Updated Sep 23, 2020 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The Toyota Prius 2018 facelift will get refreshment in both design and engine.

According to a set of images published on Best Car magazine, there is likely to be a Toyota Prius 2018 facelift. Considering that the fourth-gen Prius hybrid version has been on the market since 2015, it is just in time for a mid-life refreshment now.

Speaking of the exterior design, the revised Prius seen on the Japanese magazine seems to feature a fresh front fascia with no longer extend downwards and new, glossier headlights. Besides, the bumper’s corners now get vertical LEDs, leading to a reshaped bumper. The lower intake is also redesigned to match the circular fog lights.

Toyota Prius 2018 facelift angular front

The Prius will feature a fresh front fascia with no longer extend downwards and new, glossier headlights

When it comes to the rear, the Toyota Prius 2018 facelift gets all-new L-shaped tail lamps and an all-new bumper which seems to be less prominent than the current model.

Toyota Prius 2018 facelift angular rear

The Prius facelift now receives all-new L-shaped tail lamps and an all-new bumper 

>>> Read more: Toyota Prius 2018 Philippines Review

Under the hood, the Toyota Prius 2018 facelift’s engine is also believed to be updated but still, there hasn’t been any official revelation. The outgoing model is powered by a 1.8L VVT-i Atkinson-cycle four-pot petrol engine which is capable of cranking out 97 hp and 142 Nm of torque, combined to an electric motor with 71 hp and 163 Nm of torque.

Also, no word on price, but let’s check out the newest price of the Toyota Prius 2018 in the Philippines for your further reference:

Toyota Prius 2018 prices in the Philippines
Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Toyota Prius 1.8 Hybrid White Pearl P2,437,000 P2,220,000 -P217,000
Toyota Prius 1.8 Hybrid P2,422,000 P2,205,000 -P217,000

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Know more about Toyota Prius 2023

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is a hybrid compact sedan which helped catapult hybrid powertrains into popularity the world over.Toyota Prius Philippines price is ₱2,339,000 with 1.8 Hybrid CVT as the only available variant

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Prius uses the 1.8-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive. At maximum, this powertrain can produce a combined output of 121 horsepower and 163 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via an electrically controlled variable transmission (eCVT). 

Size-wise, the 2023 Toyota Prius is 4,540mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,470mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,700mm, and a ground clearance of 130mm. 

Locally, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the Toyota Prius’ sole competitor in the compact car segment. Then again, there’s also the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid