Toyota unveiled its brand-new Toyota Prius 2023 (Fifth-generation Prius) for the Japanese market on November 2022. It offers two powertrain options.  The first uses Toyota’s Series Parallel Hybrid System, available in 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter variants and producing up to 103 kW and 144 or 146 kW respectively. This model is also available with E-Four all-wheel drive system. The second, a plug-in hybrid, combines a 2.0-liter M20A-FXS engine, an electric motor, and lithium-ion batteries to produce a combined output of 164 kW.

Toyota Prius 2023 Availability

In Europe, deliveries will begin in the first quarter of 2023 with only the plug-in hybrid model being available.

Unlike previous generations, Toyota does not plan to sell the car in Australia, New Zealand, or the UK due to sluggish sales with the previous generation. It will be replaced by a shorter Corolla Hatchback Hybrid.

Surprisingly, the car looks amazing and Toyota enthusiasts around the world are loving it to the core. It far exceeds the expectations of a lot of people around the globe.

  • The first images and bits of information about the 2023 Toyota Prius are here.
  • This is the Japan-spec model, which offers a reworked hybrid drivetrain with 193 hp for the standard hybrid and 220 hp for the plug-in hybrid.
  • Details about the U.S.-spec 2023 Prius are coming tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Toyota has taken the cover off the new Prius, as the first images and details about the Japan-spec car have arrived. While it’s instantly recognizable as a Prius thanks to its teardrop shape, the lower stance, far-sleeker side profile, and interesting-looking headlights and taillights take it to an entirely new realm in terms of design.

The new fifth-gen Prius is also significantly more powerful than before, with Toyota claiming that the reworked hybrid system produces 193 hp in standard form and 220 hp in the plug-in-hybrid model. A 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine replaces the old 1.8-liter unit. The U.S. version may have slightly different specs, but there will be lots more grunt on offer than the current model, which has a combined output of just 121 hp.

The single image of the interior shows a large horizontally oriented touchscreen, a digital gauge cluster on a tablet-style screen behind the steering wheel, and a row of buttons on the dash for the climate controls. The chunky steering wheel is similar to what’s in the bZ4X EV, and the shifter on the center console appears similar to the joystick-style unit we’re familiar with from the old Prius.

Toyota will be releasing more details on the U.S.-spec Prius soon, so check back soon to get the latest info on the lovely car Toyota has offered.