The first spy photos of what appears to be an updated Prius v wagon suggest it will get the crossover treatment when it goes on sale, probably as a 2019 model.
An early version, or mule, of the wedge-shaped Prius wagon was captured while testing at Nurburgring in Germany, chased by a Volkswagen compact.
It's too early to know how much of the lifted crossover stance will make it into the production version, but it's a logical direction for Toyota, given consumer trends away from cars and toward crossovers and SUVs.
The spied Prius v prototype was running on sporty rims and outfitted with a sunroof. It has a more chiseled, aggressive look than the current model on sale in the U.S.
The original Prius sedan, now in its fourth generation, moved to an all-new platform known as Toyota New Global Architecture in 2016 with a fully independent suspension and lower center of gravity for improved performance.