Toyota is adding a new Nightshade special edition Prius to its lineup for 2022, featuring black exterior trim, wheels and badges, the automaker announced. Prius is the eleventh model and the first hybrid to join the Nightshade family.
Available on the FWD and AWD-e grades, the Nightshade edition comes in Midnight Black Metallic, Super White and Silver Metallic. Its unique exterior features include black headlight accents, mirror caps, door handles, color-keyed rear deck spoiler and shark fin antenna. It rides on 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels on the FWD, and 15-inch on the AWD-e, paired with black inserts and lug nuts.
Powered by a combination of a high-efficiency 1.8-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine and two motor-generators through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission (CVT), Prius Nightshade comes in both AWD-e and FWD models.
Prius Nightshade edition comes with standard SofTex-trimmed seats throughout the cabin. On the FWD model, the driver’s seat is heated and has eight-way power-adjustable controls and lumbar support while the passenger seat is four-way power-adjustable (AWD-e model driver’s seat has six-way power-adjustable controls with lumbar support). Additional interior features include SofTex-trimmed heated tilt/telescopic steering wheel and door armrest area; chrome accent interior door handles; extended SofTex trimmed seatback pockets; 60/40 split fold-down rear seats with center armrest; and retractable tonneau cover for the cargo area.
Prius Nightshade comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen display and 6 speaker JBL sound system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Customers can keep their devices connected and charged in their Prius Nightshade with an auxiliary audio jack, one USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and two 2.1-amp USB charge ports, a Qi wireless phone charging tray that accommodates larger phones, and one 12V power outlet. Additional technology features include advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming, Siri Eyes Free and an integrated backup camera display. All accessible with a 3-door Smart Key system and Push Button Start.
Nightshade also comes with the familiar central screen interface, a signature feature available in every Prius since the original, Toyota said. The 4.2-in. color Dual Multi-Information Display with customizable screens includes Energy Monitor and Hybrid System Indicator with Eco Score, Eco Savings Record, Drive Monitor, Eco Wallet and Eco Diary features, plus displays for climate control, driver support systems, audio system content and navigation system.
It’s equipped with Toyota’s Star Safety system, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
It also comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS-2.0) standard with features that include:
- Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Bicyclist Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
- Road Sign Assist