The new Prius isn’t even for sale yet, but bodykits are already available. Aside from Gazoo Racing’s take, in-house tuner Modellista grants two different kits to provide a flashier look for the hybrid sedan.
Modellista has made two versions of the kit; Neo Advance, pictured above, and Elegant Ice, which has a cleaner overall look. The former gets much more aggressive with the front bumper extension that adds LEDs on the lower corners and blue ones in the lower air intakes, sharp-looking sideskirts, and a rear bumper with black accents on the center. The rims somewhat have a flower shape, and while both kits seem to make use of the same wheels, they don’t; it’s just the wildly abstract design that’s fooling your eyes.
Elegant Ice tones down the edgy lines of its counterpart, but still retains some of it, as seen in the sideskirts. The front lip kit lacks the additional LEDs, as sideskirts and a rear bumper that features chrome faux exhaust pipes finish the overall look. Unlike the Advance, the rear bumper extensions are color-matching. The wheels seem to mimic snowflakes/ice patterns; a small, yet intriguing touch.
While TRD also unveiled Gazoo Racing’s version of the kits, it is only in the form of a picture, but we can point out the subtle yet sporty front bumper, which seems to be in line with the rest of the GR branded cars. Wind deflectors are also present; an accessory commonly found in Asia. Topping it off is a lip spoiler, which makes it look the least extreme out of the three, but that’s how GR does things.
p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38;margin-top: 0pt;margin-bottom: 0pt”>The new Prius is astonishingly appealing, and it no longer is the lane-hogger slowpoke of a hybrid that people think it is, thanks to the new 2.0-liter inline 4 hybrid system that pushes 192 horsepower for standard models, and 220 hp for the plug-in hybrid version. We’d argue that people won’t look forward to changing anything on their Prii right away, but these bodykits will surely be the go-to options when they feel the need for it. That being said, we can’t imagine what it would take for a real GR variant of the new Prius.
(Images sourced from Modellista and Gazoo Racing)