Our European spy photographers have done it again, bringing us spyshots of the upcoming 2016 Toyota Prius wearing much less disguise than before, showing us quite a few more details along the way.

For a start, it looks like the fourth-generation hybrid will gain a novel triple-layer front end with the headlights on top, a slim upper grille in the middle and a larger lower air intake at the bottom. Probably not the most elegant of design solutions, but it should give the new car the aggression and visual drama that’s been lacking from its predecessors.


Moving on to the side of the car, the silhouette receives a big change as well – although the aerodynamic Kamm back profile has been retained, it looks longer and lower than before. At the rear, there look to be slim LED tail lights that appear to reach all the way to the bottom of the car.

The next-generation Toyota Prius will be the first car built on the modular Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) and will be available in both regular and plug-in versions as before. It will make use of smaller, yet more energy-dense motors and batteries, as well as a more efficient internal-combustion engine for improved fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.