Well it seems that things are heating up on the hybrid car segment, as according to recent rumors, Toyota is preparing a coupe version of its 2010 Prius model which will go head to head against Honda’s upcoming CR-Z hybrid sports coupe.
This will go hand in hand with the plans of the Japanese carmaker to develop the Prius brand and release more types of vehicles, including, besides this new coupe, an MPV or even a pick-up. While it is expected for the sports model to have the same mechanics and 1.8 liter VVT-i engine, which develops 134 HP, it seems it will be put on a drastic diet to shave some weight and see its suspension tuned for a better handling.
No matter what the modifications, more performance hybrid models might be just what the segment needed to become even more popular, not only with the eco-conscious crowds. What do you think? Will performance hybrids make you more interested in this type of cars? Share your view by leaving a comment.