HIRATSUKA, Japan — Toyota Motor Corp. has selected a pair of Yokohama BluEarth-branded tires as original equipment fitments on the redesigned fifth-generation Prius and Prius PHEV hybrid passenger vehicles, debuting in 2023.
The fitments — BluEarth-FE AE30 in size 195/60R17 90H and BluEarth-GT AE51 in size 195/50R19 88H — are for the latest generation Prius, which went on sale this month, and Prius PHEV, which goes on sale later this year. Toyota lists the 17-inch size as OE on the LE versions and the 19-inch size as OE on the Limited editions.
The 2023 Prius features a larger 4-cylinder, 2-liter internal-combustion engine and a revised hybrid system that delivers over 60% more combined system horsepower plus additional torque, according to Toyota, helping to deliver an estimated 57 MPG combined rating for front-wheel-drive models and up to 54 MPG for all-wheel-drive versions.
Toyota builds the four-door, five-passenger hatchback Prius at its plant in Aichi, Japan.