With the release of a new set of marketing materials for the Prius in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is perhaps hinting at an all-wheel drive version. Bengt Halvorson at Green Car Reports, writes, “with a Prius churning through the snow, it’s hard to come to another conclusion. The automaker says in a greeting-card-like teaser: ‘Fall is here, winter’s near, but the 2019 Prius performs on roads whether snowy or clear.’”
Toyota already has a version of an AWD-like Prius in Japan that employs three motors, which adds additional traction and stability. The automaker is set to reveal a “refreshed” Prius at the LA auto show in the next few weeks. Read more.