• Oct 15th 2008 at 7:54PM
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Click either image for a gallery of the (supposed) 2010 Toyota Prius

We're far from convinced that the image above is the 2010 Toyota Prius, but judging by the front detail pic and the interior shot, it could be the most accurate portrayal we'll see before it's unveiling in Detroit this January.

The pic, published over at PriusChat by bossdowner, shows a restyled front end that takes a few cues from recent ToMoCo offerings, including the bulbous badge housing, deeper air dam and recessed fog lamps. The headlights are a nice touch, but we still haven't warmed up to the L-shaped design originally shown on the new Maxima and forthcoming 370Z.

As for the interior, it's a sea of bland in a dark gray plastic that would make the Germans proud. However, we dig the raised center console with an integrated pass-through to access the 12-volt outlet.

Check the gallery for more and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for the tip Rafih.

[Source: PriusChat]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like a fake to me, the second picture headlight looks different from the maxima style first... the second one looks like a mazda 3 headlight....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Make no mistake this is what the next gen Prius will look like at least from an exterior aspect. I can't speak for the interior.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Assuming it's real, it's just the latest fugly, bland, boring product from the transportation appliance company. No surprises there.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What do you expect? This is the Prius, the ultimate commuting vehicle, not your effing American V8 hotrod...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's an ugly hodgepodge of too many different clashing styling elements (e.g. bulbous Toyota nose, current Honda Fit-like front-corner windows (I know the current Prius has them and it came out in the US before the Fit, but they look too much like the current Fit's corner windows), oddly-shaped butt, weird headlights (I like them on the Maxima, but not here; hats off to whoever caught the difference in headlights!)).
      It's a Toyota and the poster-child for GREEN, so if it gets better fuel economy than the Insight at a comparable, competitive price, I'm sure people will buy it anyway.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like old PriUSSY to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeesh what a tough crowd. How did you all expect the Prius to look? Sexy?

      Considering all the other cars in its price class (hybrid or not) this new Prius is not that bad looking at all. Personally I think it looks a lot better than the current model that looks too narrow and wollowy.

      We'll see the performance figures in about a month or two. Thats what really counts, especially for hybrids. Remember looks can only get you so far. The Chevy Malibu hybrid looks a hell of a lot better than the Camry hybrid but look at the specs of both cars and you'll see the Camry is vastly superior in every way. BTW how many more Camry hybrids does Toyota sell compared to the Malibu hybrid? Don't tell me that they aren't the same hybrids, yes the Malibu isn't a real hybrid. Consequently GM should have never called that car a hybrid.

      Judging by all the buzz in this thread the Prius will undoubtedly be a very popular car once it is on sale. No worries Toyota haters this car will do just fine without you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks good...much better then the last gen...which was okay looking also

      Good job toyota
      • 6 Years Ago
      for the fifteen billionth time, the volt is NOT in the same category of these other hybrids, wtf is everyone comparing these for, for once theres finally a car thats more electric than gas, being mass produced and people still wanna put it in a box
      • 6 Years Ago
      The IP, especially the gauge cluster is really high in the interior photo. I don't know if the narrowing of the photo did that, or if it was just a poor rendering job, but a short person would need to have his head scraping the roof in order to see over the dash. I call fake.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The edgy design on the front end actually is more aerodynamic believe it or not. It allows the air to flow over the panels more smoothly creating less drag.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Much improved, though with the bar as low as it is for the last two Prius it can't be too difficult to improve on the design.

      I especially like the interior, still not conventional which I would content is keeping the Prius from being even more popular, it is better than the last Prius.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I never thought I would say this, but I really dig how that Prius looks. That being said, I tend to like strange designs (I drive a smart fortwo and a Saturn VUE), so it doesn't surprise me that most on here don't sem to care for it.
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