Toyota may be a little late in embracing electric vehicles, but the X Prologue should serve as a warning to its rivals. The Big T is coming…

    A teaser released overnight shows a portion of the X Prologue’s front end ahead of its March 17 reveal, including its headlight treatment, which stands atop the bonnet and wraps around under the main Toyota badge.

    The lighting signature spans the width of the car and serves, in a way, to replace the grille typically required by an internal combustion vehicle.

    In its press release, Toyota Europe refers to today’s teaser as a “a small preview of what’s next”, hinting the X Prologue will preview an electric car similar in size to either the Yaris or Corolla, the most popular segments in Europe.

    Toyota has already confirmed it’s working on an all-electric platform, dubbed e-TNGA, which will be used as the basis for at least six new Toyotas to be released by 2025.

    One confirmed model is a RAV4-sized vehicle aimed at the European market. Subaru will also make use of e-TNGA for its Evoltis electric crossover.

    The new architecture reportedly supports a variety of widths and lengths, one or two motor drivetrains, and a selection of different battery capacities.

    It’s unclear if the X Prologue previews a single production model, or whether it will showcase the design direction to be applied to Toyota’s upcoming EV range.

    The X Prologue’s front-end treatment differs quite markedly from previously released official sketches, and leaks.

    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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