Toyota Prius TRD Aerokit-8

In addition to Tom’s Racing bodykit for the 2016 Toyota Prius, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has come up with two different aerokits for the fourth-generation hybrid in Japan. According to the tuning division, the kits are developed with the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis.

A look at its Japanese website notes that the aerodynamic kits improves straight-line stability while increasing downforce. Both kits are made out of PPE and ABS plastic and comprise of different front bumpers, while the side skirts, rear bumpers and rear spoiler are of the same design.

Version 1 (pictured above) features LED daytime running lights that that are integrated into the centre, near the front lip. As for version 2, it comes without integrated LED lights, but with a more elaborate front lip. The side skirts are designed to flow naturally with the Prius’ character lines. In the rear, the bumper comes with a diffuser-like piece that goes across the rear.

Aside from the bodykit, TRD also offers a high-response stainless steel muffler with dual tips and a member brace set that’s reinforced and can be attached to the underbody of the Prius. In addition to that, the division is also offering motion control beams for the front and rear, TRD suspension set, 18-inch aluminium TRD TF8 wheels and a lug nut set.

Smaller items include TRD fuel caps in two designs, a red TRD start/stop button, turn signal valve set, shoulder pads for seat belts and a stainless steel B-type TRD emblem. The price for the cosmetic enhancements are about USD$2,876 (RM12,410), though prices will balloon depending on items opted for.


GALLERY: Toyota Prius E-Four at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show