The Toyota Prius will be welcoming its 20th year in the American market next model year.
To mark the milestone, Toyota is preparing to roll out 2020 Edition for the mid-size car.
The special anniversary edition will get a spruced-up exterior with black accents and two color options: Wind Chill Pearl and a new red color.
Reports claim it will start as a Prius XLE with a front-wheel-drive setup and features comfort features such as Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0. This package includes adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition, and many other features as part of its standard technology.
Darker elements are replacing the usually bright accents of the car, including the 17-inch alloy wheels, shift knob, A-pillar trim, and HVAC controls. Also getting a new treatment are the floor mats and rear spoiler.
But aside from the minor design upgrade, Toyota is not changing anything in the model’s drivetrain and performance. The new Prius will continue to deliver 52 mpg in the city, 50 on the highway, and 52 combined. It is also keeping the 50.7 cubic feet of cargo space (when rear seats are folded) and other standard gear, including the 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 4.2-inch monitor for other gauges.
Toyota says it is planning to build 2,020 units of the Prius 2020 Editions, which they are looking to deliver to dealerships beginning this year. Pricing is not yet released, but it’s likely there will be a slight bump for the additional features.
The Toyota Prius remains as one of the most successful models for the company to this day. In the U.S. alone, it sold nearly 2,000,000 units since it arrived in 2000. It is also an icon for cleaner and more efficient vehicles.