Toyota Prius uncharacteristically dressed up as performance model by Wald International

Toyota Prius uncharacteristically dressed up as performance model by Wald International image

The tuning specialist has decided to tease once more its upcoming styling package for the 2016 Toyota Prius – and by the way these renders depict an even more dynamic stance than the first package.

The more aggressive approach might not be everyone’s cupcake but anyways since you’re getting a quirky design from the get go at least Wald International might be excused for letting the imagination loose. These latest teaser pics hint the eco-friendly model will sport a new and sleek Sports Line package – we have a thoroughly modified front bumper, fresh take on the grille and a low-riding front lip spoiler. We also noticed the aircraft-inspired carbon fiber canards and boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights. Moving along, we see fresh side skirts, lightweight alloy wheels, and body side decals. The bespoke lines continue out back where we’re greeted by an aggressive rear diffuser and a four-tailpipe sport exhaust system.

We know Wald International usually has no idea about modifying the performance specifications, we’re expecting the release to leave alone the hybrid powertrain. This means the aggressive Prius will still marry a 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine to a couple of electric motor/generators and a electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. The maximum output is nothing to talk about: 121 horsepower – but the EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 4 mpg city / 50 mpg highway / 52 mpg combined actually is. The hardcore fans can go for the Eco version that lifts the numbers to an estimated 58 mpg city / 53 mpg highway / 56 mpg combined.

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