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Old 09-09-2015, 09:15 AM
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:52 AM
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Based on the official photos, I'm upgrading it from abomination to tolerable.

Gas mileage only jumps 10% which means about 55 mpg tops. I would expect a bigger jump to justify such a radical design change, but rumor has it there is a higher-MPG eco model on the way.

The interior layout is the best of any Prius so far IMHO. However the last-generation-Volt white plastic really mars it.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:13 PM
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I think it looks spectacular. It looks what a hybrid should futuristic. I admire Toyota for doing such a radical design change from the previous Prius. I would happily have one in red.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:36 PM
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It would look cool with some flashy LED style headlights. The project beams (even if LED) make it look bug eyed, toyota must of realised this seeing as a lot of the photos have the lights on.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:41 PM
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Worst automotive design to reach production since the Aztec. Maybe worse...
With every car - I always try to find SOMETHING that is nice about it (even Nissans). With the Aztec - I genuinely appreciated Pontiac for trying something unique / different; that was about it.

THIS?! I can't find a single thing nice to say. The rear end was shanked with an ugly blade. The face takes the worst aspects of every Toyota design and meshes them into a basket of hideous. The interior took what worked - then made it worse.

Right now, GM, Ford - and especially Hyundai w/ their Prius fighter just sent Toyota a letter of thanks.

Seriously - how does something like this happen? The lead designer of this needs to be fired. I remember fondly Toyota of the 80's having funky, fun, efficient little cars that people didn't mind driving. WHO would pay anything for this?!
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:42 PM
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That is uglier than ugly.
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It's like their little joke on everyone: watch how ugly we can make it and still have people line up for them...
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:58 PM
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It's like their little joke on everyone: watch how ugly we can make it and still have people line up for them...

I agree, just like Apple is going to joke toady in a few hours: watch how the iPhone 6S is exactly the same and people still line up them...
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Makes you wonder what drugs were being intentionally smuggled into Japan by that exec.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:11 PM
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I thought the outgoing Prius was decent-looking, so it's unfortunate to see it take such a big step back. Really unfortunate-looking.
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