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Old 11-15-2011, 10:06 AM
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Lightbulb 2011 Toyota Aqua / Prius C







http://www2.toyota.co.jp/jp/news/11/11/nt11_052.html
http://car.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/...15_491041.html

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:19 PM
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So a hybrid Yaris?? Why not just make a hybrid Yaris?
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:24 PM
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So a hybrid Yaris?? Why not just make a hybrid Yaris?
Especially as it has been shown as concept car. Nothing wrong with this, just it lacks teh special "Prius" feeling. It just looks like a softened Yaris. Plus all teh interior materials look like they were really hard and cheap to touch...
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:00 PM
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Probably a Yaris Verso and just decided to launch it as part of the Prius family. Notice how in ASEAN markets it isn't even been called a Prius...The concept was sooo much better, its sad car companies are such cowards. Interior is nice IMO, regardless of if the materials feel hard or not, it has a nice ambience to it. But the exterior is just meh
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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Interior is nice IMO, regardless of if the materials feel hard or not, it has a nice ambience to it. But the exterior is just meh
I would agree until you look at the door panels and then at the back seat. That area just screams low-rent.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:57 PM
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Probably a Yaris Verso and just decided to launch it as part of the Prius family. Notice how in ASEAN markets it isn't even been called a Prius...The concept was sooo much better, its sad car companies are such cowards. Interior is nice IMO, regardless of if the materials feel hard or not, it has a nice ambience to it. But the exterior is just meh
Yaris Verso? That's called the Ractis in Japan and the Verso-S in Europe.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:31 PM
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The entire backseat area looks like a dog kennel.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:21 PM
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It will probably look very nice in person. I'm not a big fan of the huge clear tail lights and don't see the added benefit of making them so large. But overall, if it does 50 mpg or more, it will be a sensible option.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:51 PM
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It will probably look very nice in person. I'm not a big fan of the huge clear tail lights and don't see the added benefit of making them so large. But overall, if it does 50 mpg or more, it will be a sensible option.
I can't think of one Toyota design that's looked better on the street that it does in press shots. It's usually the other way around.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:44 PM
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The key here will be price. Whether you find this attractive or ugly (I'm leaning toward the latter), the fact of the matter is that there are a lot of competent 40+mpg cars out there, many of them offering superior space (and, in my opinion, style) at a low cost of entry. Depending on where Toyota prices the Prius C, the hybrid premium simply won't make sense as a trade-off for the extra economy.
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