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New Toyota Prius to get sporty TRD items

Snapshot: Toyota Racing Development to offer optional items for the new Prius.

Unveiled a couple of weeks ago, the all-new Prius is about to get a generous array of optional goodies developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD). These two low-resolution images are believed to be showing an internal document for dealers to inform them about the goodies tailored to the world’s most popular hybrid model.

From what we can see, this appears to be the domestic version of the new Prius (JDM) which will be compatible with LED daytime running lights featuring a three-point configuration. Also up front there’s a subtle spoiler lip while the profile shows beefier side skirts to make the model appear more aggressive. Moving at the back, there’s a new exhaust which has dual tips mounted in the center of the rear bumper while the trunk has gained a small spoiler to try and make the new Prius look sporty although obviously it wasn’t developed to be a sports car.

Several alloy wheel designs varying in sizes from 15 to 18 inches will also be on offer and most likely TRD has made some changes inside the cabin, but these two images only show the exterior modifications.

We don’t know whether the items created by Toyota Racing Development will only be offered on the JDM-spec Prius or the plan is to sell them in all the markets where the Prius will be on sale. Hopefully we will find out more about this at the end of next month when Toyota will bring the Prius to the Tokyo Motor Show.

Full technical specifications have not been disclosed so far, but it is believed the all-new Prius will be able to do 40 kmpl thanks to a revised 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine teamed up to a new electric motor. More expensive versions will reportedly have an E-Four all-wheel drive mode and in this case the Prius will do 35 kmpl which is still very impressive.

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