The Prius itself will also come in for a major update. Toyota will in fact be releasing three new hybrid vehicles labelled the Prius A, B, and C, with the new models due in 2009, 2010, and 2011 respectively. Each of the cars will be in different size categories with each model getting its own unique styling.
We’ve previously reported on Toyota’s ambitious hybrid plans. The carmaker is so confident about the technology that its VP in charge of powertrain development Masatami Takimoto has stated that by 2020, hybrids will be the standard drivetrain and account for “100 percent” of Toyota’s cars.