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#272 of 311 Re: Interior Pics of 2010 Prius [jaxs1]
Aug 25, 2008 (4:51 am)
It looks like the Navigation screen would get an awful lot of glare at that angle.
#273 of 311 2010 Prius: Plug-in or not?
Aug 25, 2008 (7:32 am)
So, is there anything conclusive announced about the 2010 Prius related to "plug in"? Still Nimh battery in 2010, but plugin or no? Or is plug-in a feature to be introduced as a later option for the 2010, just not in summer of 2009? Thanks!
#274 of 311 Re: 2010 Prius: Plug-in or not? [maribago]
Aug 25, 2008 (9:57 am)
Toyota has not said one single word about the timing or technology concerning it's plugin development other than there are tests being done.
Everything else is speculation.
There will be an official presentation of the Gen 3 Prius at the NAIAS next January in Detroit. It's not likely that anything definite will be leaked before the CEO speaks.
#276 of 311 Re: the 2009 Prius is now available in canada! [barrhon]
Sep 04, 2008 (7:00 am)
Nice link but the thread is about the new 2010 prius that will have the majore make over
#277 of 311 Re: the 2009 Prius is now available in canada! [sr1945]
Sep 08, 2008 (6:49 pm)
Why don't they change this message board name to 2010 since the 2009 Prius can be talked about in the other Prius message boards along with the 2004-2008s?
Sep 09, 2008 (6:02 am)
We really don't want to spawn a bunch of topics by model year like 2009 Engine problems, etc. So what I'll do is rename this one to have it deal with future models. That way it will slide along year to year.
#279 of 311 My idea of a future Prius
Oct 14, 2008 (10:04 am)
I am waiting for the 2010 or later model Prius. The '09 will be about the same as the '06 - '08. The new technology I am waiting to come on line is the new polyphase non-permanent magnet motor developed for the aircraft industry. Much lighter, much more torque, can run low or high speed without overheating. Could also eliminate the need for a transmission. Imagine a new engine on the front & rear axles for AWD! Also, the new Li-Ion batteries may be in use by then along with plug & play charging. Then you have solar panels on the roof (molded into the profile).
Then lighten the assembly by using more aluminum and/or composites. I would also add a little shape to the body with some wheel opening flares. Also, Toyota should build an "El Camino"style variant. The Prius body would fit the needs well.
You can only dream since bean counters, not car guys decide what they will offer us.
#280 of 311 Expect it to look like this
Oct 16, 2008 (10:09 am)
This is the next Prius, verified by 'Yota:
Full Story here
#281 of 311 Re: Expect it to look like this [larsb]
Oct 16, 2008 (12:27 pm)
What I find very interesting about the new Prius is that in typical Toyota fashion, they only "evolved" the styling of the car so it looks a lot like the current model. (I mean, compare the current Corolla sedan with the previous generation model--they both share a lot of the same styling). If you look at only the side profile of the new Prius to the current model, it would take very close inspection to tell the difference between the two.
The new Prius does borrow the new corporate nose design from the Camry and Yaris hatchback models, though.