Like it or not, the Prius is one of the most successful cars ever launched by Toyota. Looking to capitalize on this, the Japanese automaker might bring two new models to market that will carry the Prius name for 2012.

Sources at Toyota told the Wall Street Journal that the company would bring two all-new models to the United States that carry the Prius name, one smaller than the current version and one larger.

The smaller model will be around the size of the Yaris and will boast outstanding fuel economy thanks to a smaller gasoline motor. The larger variant might be a sport-utility-type vehicle, according to the sources. We aren’t sure what it will be based off of or the size of it, but we will keep you informed when we get more information.

We are expecting the new plug-in Prius to arrive in 2012. It will be able to travel 13 miles on its batteries alone, before the hybrid drivetrain fires up.

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Source: Wall Street Journal

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6 comments:

  (474) posted on 07.29.2011

IMO, Prius is not the best hatchback car offer in the market. The engine performance of the car is not that impressive and the styling is quiet similar to a cheaper styling of Honda Civic.

  (429) posted on 07.29.2011

Prius has been one of the most successful production in the history of Toyota. The styling of the car is kind of impressive as well as its engine performance. I wonder on what new technology and accessories they can offer for the future modification of the car?

  (762) posted on 05.30.2011

haha. So you are worrying about the recall. Well, I guess you got a point in there but
I think Toyota had learned their lesson. Actually, I heard that they will be coming up with a system to impressed their customer due to the recall controversy!

  (600) posted on 05.30.2011

same here. If I need to choose between the Toyota and Chevrolet car, 
I definitely pick the latter! Heck! I don’t want any recall!

  (807) posted on 10.21.2010

Love it or hate it, the Prius will go down with the VW Bus, Mustang, and original Mini as one of the most iconic vehicles of our age. The Hummer H2 will, too, for that matter.

  (648) posted on 10.20.2010

Toyota Prius is a great competitor of the Chevy Volt. But if i have to choose between the two , of course I would choose the Chevy..smiley

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