Toyota Prius Nightshade Special Edition Unveiled, Smart and Bold

The 2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade Special Edition brings unique blackout details, FWD or AWD-e powertrain, three exterior color choices.

The car is the 1st hybrid and 11th model joining the Nightshade family.

The newcomer features a black-out exterior. The trim includes black accents: headlights, mirror caps, door handles, a rear spoiler, and a shark fin antenna. It comes in Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic Super White paints.

Unique wheels are available in two variants, both with black inserts and lug nuts: 17-inch 5-spoke alloys on the front-wheel-drive model, and 15-inch ones on the AWD-e configurations.

In the cabin of the Nightshade Special Edition, you’ll find a semi-gloss black center console, heated, power, adjustable front seats in SofTex trim. The same trim is for a heated steering wheel.

Toyota offers L Eco, LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e, and Limited grades for the Prius Nightshade. An efficient 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine and two motor generators power the vehicle through CVT.  

EPA estimates the AWD-e car’s fuel economy at 51 city/47 highway/49 combined miles per gallon. EPA rating of the Prius Nightshade FWD is 54/50/52 mpg.

As with other Toyotas, this version offers a standard 7-inch touchscreen and 6 speaker JBL sound system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility.

Available trial subscriptions include SiriusXM 3-month All Access, 1-year Toyota Safety Connect,10-year Service Connect, Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within the 3-month trial.

All 2022 Prius models come standard with ToyotaCare. The Prius Nightshade is equipped with Toyota’s Star Safety system and standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS-2.0).

Source: Toyota USA

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