Toyota EV concept confirmed for Detroit 2009

Published: 23 December 2008

Toyota has (succinctly) announced that it will unveil a new battery-electric concept car at the Detroit motor show in January 2009. And that’s it – alongside a solitary teaser photo that’s all we’re getting out of the Japanese automotive giant for now.

But a source inside Toyota GB confirmed to CAR that this concept is not the new Prius, and that the production version of the infamous petrol-electric hybrid will debut alongside this EV concept. Pictures of the third-generation Prius leaked onto the internet months ago. 

CAR has previously scooped details on the extended Prius family, which will expand to include an estate and MPV version, while Lexus will also launch a new stand-alone hybird model in Detroit called HS250h.

Speculate away below - will the concept be a saloon, hatch, estate, MPV or something else? Click 'Add your comment' below and have your say

By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy