2016 Toyota Prius TOM'S Type 2 1

The new 2016 Toyota Prius has only been launched in its home market of Japan last week, but already tuners over there are lining up to soup-up the fourth-generation hybrid. Recently, Wald previewed its outlandish Sports Line styling kit, and now it’s the turn of Tom’s Racing to follow suit.

It appears the well-known Toyota tuner and race team is in the midst of developing two bodykits for the new Prius, both of them looking more purposeful and less showy than Wald’s offering.

2016 Toyota Prius TOM'S Type 2 2

The first consists of body-coloured front lip spoiler and side skirts, a black rear diffuser and quad exhaust outlets. The other is made up of black front splitter and side skirts, as well as a similar rear diffuser design but with blue tailpipes – still four of them, but they’re stacked vertically à la the Lexus IS F and RC F.

No modifications are expected for the powertrain, so expect the reengineered 97 hp/142 Nm 1.8 litre Atkinson-cycle VVT-i petrol four-pot and twin 71 hp/163 Nm electric motors to be retained, along with a JC08-rated fuel consumption figure of 40.8 km per litre.


GALLERY: Toyota Prius at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show