The Toyota Prius is currently in its third generation (XW30), long overdue for a replacement and this just might be it. This video which appeared on the forum Prius Chat supposedly gives us a first glimpse at the fourth-generation Prius albeit under a lot of camouflage.
New Toyota Prius Gen 4 in stealth? from Savior1974 on Vimeo.
In the video, we see a drive-by alongside the mysterious Toyota vehicle which sports a similar hatchback design which is highly reminiscent of the Prius. According to Prius Chat member savior1974, the vehicle was spotted at a fuel station in Baker, CA during a drive between Las Vegas and California.
You may recall that Toyota recently introduced its new TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform that will underpin a new midsize front-wheel-drive vehicle later this year with other vehicles following suit. The reveal of the platform also pointed at multiple references to an all-new hybrid powertrain.
Even though the camouflaged vehicle sports lines that look a lot like a Prius, Autoblog points out that the black electrical-tape-like camo isn’t the sort typically used for vehicle testing by the Toyota Technical Center, the engineering and research arm of Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing of America (TEMA).
At this time, Toyota have not officially confirmed when it will reveal the all-new Toyota Prius but it is highly expected to present its final design come the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show later this year.