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Toyota said that a new redesigned Prius wouldn't launch for more than a year

Toyota said it is considering making a significant change to the design of its wedge-shaped Prius.

According to the automaker, it hasn't chosen a new design for the Prius yet, but it is trying to determine whether to "evolve it," or "really evolve it." It is currently reviewing clay-model prototypes for the new Prius design.

"There's an undercurrent among most people that they're ready for a new Prius look," said Chris Hostetter, Toyota's vice president for strategic planning in the U.S. "Maybe our architecture has been a little bit similar for the last two generations."

The Prius, which was first launched in Japan in 1997 and the U.S. in 2000, had an exterior design that was altered from Toyota's Yaris sedan.

A second generation Prius was released in 2003, where it received the raked hood and windshield. From 2003 to 2004, Prius sales increased dramatically from 43,162 to 125,742.

The third-generation Prius pushed fuel efficiency (and sales) even further, while the Prius c was introduced with fuel economy ratings of 50 mpg combined.

Back in May of this year, the Prius family was named the third best-selling vehicle line in the world.

Toyota said that a new redesigned Prius wouldn't launch for more than a year.

Jonny Lieberman, senior features editor at Motor Trend, recently spoke with his sources at Toyota and shared a bit of secret info about the next Prius. Lieberman hinted that the next Prius will have a fuel economy rating of 60 mpg. This shouldn't be too hard to achieve assuming a lighter vehicle weight, more powerful electric motor, and a switch from NiMH to lithium-ion batteries.

Source: The Detroit News

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RE: Not related... but...
By Pirks on 11/9/2012 12:27:02 PM , Rating: 0
Don't be so dumb cheesy don't you know f.o.r.d. was found on road dead? :P

RE: Not related... but...
By Cheesew1z69 on 11/9/2012 12:51:06 PM , Rating: 1
I know that you moron. What's YOUR point? Nothing as usual?

Fucking idiot...

RE: Not related... but...
By Pirks on 11/9/12, Rating: -1
RE: Not related... but...
By Cheesew1z69 on 11/9/2012 1:47:08 PM , Rating: 1
You can't even put a proper sentence together, or spell correctly and you tell me that I need to learn English.


You are nothing but a loser troll. I am not going to continue feeding you.

I feel sorry for the people in your life that have to deal with such a moron.

RE: Not related... but...
By Pirks on 11/9/12, Rating: 0
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By 91TTZ on 11/9/2012 6:23:42 PM , Rating: 2
English is a proper noun and needs to be capitalized.

RE: Not related... but...
By foolsgambit11 on 11/10/2012 6:32:51 PM , Rating: 2
Unless he was telling him to learn how to impart spin to the cue ball in billiards....

RE: Not related... but...
By Ringold on 11/10/2012 5:45:35 AM , Rating: 2
Ha, I <3 people that use "prol" in everyday conversation.

RE: Not related... but...
By retrospooty on 11/9/2012 12:59:30 PM , Rating: 3
I always heard it was a Ferkin' Old Rebuilt Dodge ;)

But seriously, Ford has come a long way since the quality issues of the past. They make some good cars now. I cant believe I am even saying that, but its true.

RE: Not related... but...
By kwrzesien on 11/9/2012 3:00:27 PM , Rating: 2
I've always heard Fixed Or Repaired Daily. :)

Had two Expeditions - they were monsters and fun to drive. Then I shrank to a A4 1.8T Quattro Sport.

RE: Not related... but...
By Cheesew1z69 on 11/9/2012 3:17:05 PM , Rating: 2
My mother has an expedition, it's a beast.

RE: Not related... but...
By Jeffk464 on 11/9/12, Rating: 0
RE: Not related... but...
By jimbojimbo on 11/9/2012 4:33:22 PM , Rating: 2
Ha ha, that was funny!!... in 1988. It's not the same any more.

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