A major overhaul of the Toyota Prius is set to begin in 2021.
Toyota is working with a consortium of Japanese auto manufacturers and engineering firms to bring the next generation of its plug-in hybrid Prius vehicle to market.
In a presentation to the Auto Council of Japan, Toyota’s senior VP of global development and strategy, Yoshihiro Toyoda, said the next-generation Prius would be built in Japan using “high-quality parts,” and would have a “new powertrain architecture and engine architecture” that would “enable a boost in the performance of the engine to 20% to 25%.”
Toyota said the 2019 model year would see the introduction of a 5- and 10-kW version of the Prius hybrid.
Toyota also said the company would begin work on the 2020 model year, with a 2020 model, with an all-new plug-ins-and-electric version.
Toyoda said that “a hybrid-hybrid vehicle would be the most efficient and reliable vehicle in the market.”
Toyoda, who is known for his efforts to make Toyota a global leader in advanced vehicle technology, said Toyota is currently working with Japanese partners and suppliers to improve the Priuses performance in 2021 and 2022.
Toyo, however, is not the only automaker with a new hybrid version of its vehicles.
Ford, for example, announced a new, plug-out hybrid, the Fusion Hybrid, in 2019, and is working on a new plug-electric vehicle, the i-MiEV.
Ford is also working with Toyota on a hybrid electric vehicle, called the Fusion EV, that will arrive in 2021 with a range of up to 200 miles on a single charge.
Toyodas announcement comes a few weeks after the company unveiled the i3 hybrid, a plug-into hybrid that uses an electric motor to drive the front wheels and a battery pack to drive rear wheels.
The Fusion EV is the only hybrid vehicle with a gasoline engine, while the i2 is the world’s first plug-fueled hybrid, based on an electric battery.
The Fusion EV will be the first plug in hybrid to enter the US market.
In its presentation to auto officials, Toyota said that the next year will see a major expansion in the range of its hybrid vehicles, including the Fusion SUV and Fusion Crossover.
It also plans to offer the i4, which is powered by a hydrogen-powered battery, in 2021, and the i6, which will be powered by gasoline in 2022.
The i4 will also be the vehicle that gets the first electric charging system to enter production, with electric charging stations set to be rolled out in 2021 in North America and Europe.
In 2019, Toyota is also adding a range-extender option for the Fusion Crossovers, which can go up to 50 miles on the highway, and up to 80 miles on city streets.
Toyos hybrid vehicle, Fusion C/Crossover, and i4 range extenders will be on sale in 2021The company said that it expects to roll out the new Fusion hybrid in 2021 at the same time as its i4 hybrid vehicle.
Toyota said the Fusion i4 and Fusion i5 hybrids will be offered in 2021 as an option in some markets.
The Fusion Hybrid will be available with a five-speed manual transmission and will be priced at $31,500.
It will be compatible with the 2018 Toyota Avalon, the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, and a 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan.
The i4 is expected to offer a range between 65 and 75 miles on urban streets and city highways.
The new i4’s gasoline engine is expected come from an electric-electric hybrid technology that will deliver 200 miles of range on the combined fuel economy of the Fusion and i5 hybrid vehicles.
The new Fusion Hybrid and i6 hybrids will also have range extender options that will allow them to travel from 65 to 75 miles and up from 35 to 55 miles respectively.
The company is expected launch a new generation of plug-and play electric vehicles in 2021 that will be both more fuel-efficient and more fuel efficient than its current offerings.
The first of these vehicles, the Infiniti QX60, will come to market in 2021 after being in production since 2013.