The 2015 Toyota Prius hatch has been spied testing in heavy camouflage this week, but it's clear from that near-iconic profile what lies beneath the black.
The coming model will bring new styling elements of course, and one photo of the spied mule testing alonside a current Prius helps to highlight some key differences.
The rear of the car now appears to be more square (if that were possible) and the windows in the rear doors appear larger.
Although well hidden, the headlamps and tail lamps are almost certainly new from the glimpses visible in the photos.
Exterior features may only be a cosmetic update, but the interior looks vastly different from the futuristic layout we’ve come to expect in a Prius.
The centre-mounted information display is gone, replaced with a much more traditional instrument cluster which appears to be quite similar to that in the Camry Hybrid.
Touch screen controls have been replaced with numerous switches for the climate-control system - which appears to be dual-zone in the test car that features in the spy photos - although the stalk to operate the CVT remains.
The new Prius is expected to debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and go on-sale in the US at the end of next year.
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