An all-new 2010 Toyota Prius should reach showrooms in the United States by May 2009.
The 2010 Prius has been redesigned top to bottom, with more family space inside and more Lexus-style luxury technology. We can expect this next evolution of America's best selling hybrid car to be roomier, faster and more fuel-efficient than the current model.
At first glance, the 2010 Prius may not look like an all-new car, meaning a ground-up redesign and a complete re-engineering. The 2010 Prius is nearly identical in shape to the current version, with a wedge nose, arcing roof and sheer, flat rear end. Yet close inspection reveals that the highest point in its curved roof has moved rearward, somewhere over the rear seat. The grille-and-headlight design is much less bland, and lenses over the LED taillights are white.