Report: Toyota Prius Coupe To Be Designed in Italy

The upcoming Toyota Prius Coupe will add plenty of eye-catching passion to its environmentally-sound drivetrain thanks to a body that will be designed in Italy.

Japan’s BestCar magazine has reported that an Italian coachbuilder will be outsourced to provide the design for the two-door Prius, with the possibilities being Pininfarina or Italdesign Giugiaro. The choice to go with Giugiaro seems more likely as Toyota already has a history of working with the renowned firm. Along with creating such masterpieces as the Maserati Quattroporte, BMW M1 and Lotus Esprit, Giugiaro designed the original Lexus GS.

The Prius Coupe is expected to be unveiled some time in 2010 as a 2011 model, and is aimed at taking on the upcoming Honda CR-Z hybrid.

[Source: BestCar via 4WheelsNews]