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They are going after the pickup crowd...:rolleyes:


 

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Performance Prius - anyone besides me see the oxymoron here?
 

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As ugly as current Prius offerings are, there is a huge number of happy owners of past models willing to buy enough of these cars to make them a success. There are a lot of new ones running around S Cal. already and after awhile, one does not notice the ugliness. They do jump out and they ARE well-made cars, and I am sure that the owners are happy once they get inside......
 

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I'm assuming this comes with a performance and handling boost of some sort. If so, good for them. Always welcome.

And truthfully, I think this grill is a huge improvement over the standard Prius Prime's "predator" grill, which is unforgivable.
 

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There are individual elements that look interesting but the whole package... not for me.

Also, does anyone else think the back looks like someone kicked that car in the butt?
 

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IMO, if GM was smart, they'd offer a similar package on the Volt and Bolt to increase sales to the younger demographic.

That Prius has "Z06 Style" wheels (10 spokes in parallel pairs), a fake intercooler stack up front, and the Whale Tail rear look.

That doesn't cost the MFR much, but does make the car look like it's fast.

GM would do a much better job.
 

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I hope Toyota realizes that a sport Prius probably won't help its sales. Take the Prius Prime drivetrain and put it in a s different car and it might do ok. The local Toyota dealer has a prime sitting for months that they can't sell. I imagine Toyota is looking for creative ways to sell them.
 

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"OMG, what happened to the rear of your car?????"
"That's normal"
".............my condolences"
 

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I like the front but that rear end is pretty bad. (Then again, I like the Honda Clarity front and most here do not so I guess I'm "odd" :) )
 

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bro1999, I think that you have channeled the spirit of the Toyota design department! I would not be at all surprised if/when Toyota borrows heavily from your work. Get it copyrighted, or something!
 
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