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2016 Toyota Prius Tuned by Wald Looks Decent

The Prius is called a hybrid, a name that used to mean the mixture of two animals or mythological beasts. Famed Japanese tuner Wald International took one look at the 2016 model and concluded some aero blades are needed to transform the car from a donkey into the Pegasus.
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While we do enjoy what they've done to the all-new hybrid, the package isn't as interesting as the one from Rowen, which we showcased only a few days ago. That said, maybe the Japanese know best how to tune their own cars, particularly since we can't imagine anybody driving this thing at a Cars and Coffee event in... say Texas or Kentucky.

The Wald International package is quite extensive, but the thing that sticks out (or rather sticks under) are the wheels. They have a cool turbine design and sit flush with the body, probably thanks to some air suspension system added on.

At the front, we have a half-spoiler insert that covers part of the factory-spec bumper. The fog lights have only been tweaked with vertical LEDs, but more DRLs have been added inside the headlight housing.

At the back, we spot a diffuser that doesn't go all the way to the group. If you want more exhaust pipes, there is already room for them back there. A black trunk spoiler and red covers for the taillights work together to partly transform the Prius' rump.

Considering the Prius is the best-selling car overall in Japan, we consider the Wald Toyota Prius Sport Line is only the first take. A more aggressive version might come along soon enough and bring performance goodies.

For now, the car has a standard 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain with no upgrades. But Wald International thought it needed better stopping power, so 6-piston calipers were installed at the front.

 
 
 
 
 

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