Toyota didn’t show off any fresh metal at the Bangkok show, with the FT-86 show car from Tokyo 2007 being one of the two old concepts on stage. But passing by their booth, I noticed the Prius wearing a TRD Sportivo bodykit, then a Corolla Altis beside it with the full TRD Sportivo treatment.

The Prius does look more chunky and ground hugging with the bodykit. The front bumper gets a beefier lower segment with a more protruding lip and there ares side skirts to match. The 16-inch TRD wheels in bronze help greatly with the sporty look, compared with the standard 15-inch items with aero covers. Not sure if efficiency will be affected, though.

The triple headlight arrangement seems new. The rear bumper is fresh as well, and there are TRD Sportivo badging on the rear and sides.

Also in white, the Corolla Altis wears a five-piece bodykit consisting of front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a rear spoiler. This is complemented by TRD Sportivo badges and wheels. While the idea of a kitted Altis is fine, this rendition has too many holes and lines for me. A simpler design works better, in my opinion. What do you think?

The Altis, now with Dual VVTi and CVT, was launched in the second half of last year, and we expect a TRD Sportivo somewhere in the pipeline. Could this be it or will there be another design for Malaysia?

More pics after the jump.

Toyota Prius TRD Sportivo
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Toyota Corolla Altis TRD Sportivo
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