Tesla’s Model X may be the greenest SUV at the moment, but it won’t without its big rival. The truth is that every other carmaker works this moment on a future electric or hybrid crossover, but the biggest competitor will definitely come with the badge that already stands as a big name in electric cars history. According to the newest reports, the car market will get the 2018 Toyota Prius SUV, which is rumored to arrive sometime in 2017. Someone may say that the Prius SUV would be just one more hybrid and that can’t jeopardize pre-determined glory of Tesla’s Model X, but we think otherwise and guarantee that the 2018 Prius SUV can beat all-electric car competition.
2018 Toyota Prius SUV: Rumors and Styling
The Prius is currently offered as the Liftback, Plug-In, Prius c and Prius v, so the next logical step must be the SUV suit. If this turns out to be truth, then you can expect a vehicle that comes as the combination of the new-generation Prius and Toyota’s C-HR crossover concept. Unlike the ordinary model, the 2018 Toyota Prius SUV could offer these days popular crossover, or even coupe-crossover styling, which is a jack-pot at the moment. Judging by the rumors, the Prius SUV will likely feature bold exterior lines and large fenders from the C-HR concept, but probably a little bit toned down. The front end will be aggressive for sure, while the rear could also have some interesting elements, which are speculated to resemble the Highlander SUV. On the other hand, we are absolutely positive that the interior styling of the 2018 Prius SUV will look exactly the same as the upcoming fourth-generation Prius Liftback. There will be more space of course, but essentially, these two will be the same inside.
2018 Toyota Prius SUV will Have Amazing Drivetrain
Under the “green” hood, the upcoming Prius SUV won’t have all Toyota drivetrain. Actually, the hybrid drivetrain will likely pair Mazda’s Skyactiv-D 1.5-liter diesel engine and Toyota’s new Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The vehicle will have an outstanding twist for sure, and moreover, the diesel part will make an excellent highway fuel economy result.
The 2018 Toyota Prius SUV will be a range-topping Prius, so it will cost more than all other models. However, we think that the base version won’t go over $30,000.