While details are limited, the report indicates Toyota is considering having Pininfarina or Italdesign create the styling for the new model.

A new report has surfaced indicating Toyota is currently working on a Prius coupe.

While details are limited, the article states that Toyota is considering having Pininfarina or Italdesign create the styling for the new model.

Power would likely be provided by the Prius' 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with Synergy Drive. While the engine's 98 hp (73 kW) and 105 lb-ft (142 Nm) of torque isn't exactly sporty, the coupe would likely boast a fuel economy rating of 48+ mpg (US).

If Toyota does produce a Prius coupe, it would compete with Honda's recently confirmed CR-Z hybrid (CR-Z Concept pictured). As we have previously reported, the CR-Z (Compact Renaissance Zero) will be launched in Japan, in February 2010.

 

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