Building on Toyota’s own effort to make the new generation of the Prius hybrid look more sporty, Japanese tuner Wald International has come up with a styling kit which, to be frank, gets a bit carried away with the whole idea. There’s no other way to put it: Wald Toyota Prius is freakin’ ugly!
The body kit previewed in this pictures is a Sport Line kit which explains the heavy emphasis on the aero parts. It even comes with little cabin flaps on the front bumper which seems like an overkill on a Prius. They serve a function on something like a Ferrari Speciale, but on Wald Toyota Prius, they just make the whole think look silly.
But the flaps are nothing compared to what Wald has done grill/bumper combination at the front. It makes Wald Toyota Prius Sport Line look like a horrible genetic mutation of an already hideous lizard. It should not survive, and it probably won’t.
The rear-end design of this car is not much better than the front, but it’s more Toyota’s fault than Wald’s. What Wald has done here is add a sporty diffuser and tailpipes – parts that look good on their own. When paired with the weird shape of the Prius’ bottom, however, they lose all sex appeal.