Toyota recently expanded the Prius family to include the Prius C and Prius V and a new report is indicating the lineup could soon include a crossover.
Speaking to Motoring, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso noted the popularity of compact crossovers and confirmed the company is considering a Prius variant. He went on to say “We have not decided whether this type of model should be categorized with [the] Prius brand or not.”
While a Prius crossover sounds like an oxymoron, Ogiso believes the name could work on a small crossover. However, he contended it is something the company will have to think about "very carefully."
If the model is green-lighted, it could be based on the 2015 Prius which will ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) and have a smaller electric motor, a more efficient petrol engine and improved batteries with a higher energy density.