Now, Toyota itself has released the very first official image of the Prius, and it shows… something. Probably a taillight, although it’s hard to tell. But this image confirms something very important that we had deduced from yesterday’s spy shots—the next Prius will, in fact, have taillights.
Now that we have that bombshell out of the way, let’s revisit some previous Toyota teaser images. Earlier this year, the automaker dribbled out a series of images ahead of the 2016 Tacoma’s unveiling that showed a truck with a rear end (image 1), and a grille and a headlight (image 2). Compared to those thrilling images, the Prius teaser image is more mysterious than ever.
And it would have worked too, if it wasn’t for those meddling Malaysian Prius fans. Unfortunately for Toyota, the Prius teaser image doesn’t have quite the same impact as intended, since auto enthusiasts the internet over have already been given a glimpse at the next-gen model.