• Nov 21st 2008 at 5:27PM
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Toyota's irritatingly slow leak of seemingly insignificant 2010 Prius teasers has shown us such riveting details as the hybrid car's startup screen, power seat switch and some sort of all-knowing seeing-eye camera. A much more interesting set of leaks has also granted us an early but pixelated peek at the car's external shape, along with detail shots like the rear LED tail lamp assembly and a few different looks at the interior. Now, we've discovered a set of YouTube videos that definitely don't seem to have come from Toyota itself.

In the videos after the jump we see the new 2010 Prius spinning on a rotating stage, we see buttons on the steering wheel that change the digital readouts on the central dash and we see a brief glimpse of the car's generous storage capacity via its hatchback body style - all of it set to wonderfully numbing elevator music. There is one interesting bit that we've recently seen: an air conditioning button on an old-school key fob that allows the climate control to run via rooftop solar panels even while the car itself isn't running. Fortunately, we only have about two more months to wait for the car's official debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. Thank God for small miracles. Check out both videos for yourself after the jump. Thanks for the tip, everyone!


[Source: Prius Chat]

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      996700
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good car just over priced, atleast here in los angeles.
      Hello, Anam Cara
      • 6 Years Ago
      yeah, wow, i hated the pictures before but i have to say it's pretty nice. the design looks a lot more cohesive and dare i say it - fun - especially from the side.

      hm, i was kinda into the honda insight until i saw this. now i'm going to have to wait till i see both. i hate to get into another toyota (i've had two - '06 prius and '01 solara sle v6 - and hated them), but this looks too compelling to ignore now.

      damn you, toyota.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least it doesn't have goofy animated grin like the new Mazda 3.
      • 6 Years Ago
      all the warmth of a Maytag..nice science project
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's just as ugly as the current Pious.
      BigSteve
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Prius is such a scam...battery disposal poisons land fills & water, the car is over weight, poor handling, poor braking, uncomfortable, really a 2+2 (no passenger room), and extremely high initial cost make this no money saver or a "greener" car. Just a marketing ploy. The future is a constant speed deisel motor powering a 4 wheel electrical system (90+mpg with virtually 0 emissions), not a variable speed petrol motor charging batteries. Toyota is building and selling crap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does it remind me of a Matrix? Like some sort of weird sedan version.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll reserve judgement until I see the Prius and Insight in person. In photos, I prefer the Insight. Either way, I need something like this as my practical do everything car here in a couple years when my wife and I decide to have children. Our MINI Cooper S just isn't baby friendly (not enough space, loud, rought suspension). Either will make a nice roadtrip/everyday vehicle while keeping mileage off the MCS. A jetta sportwagen diesel (or 2.0T like my GTI) is the 3rd legitimate option.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Still is ugly as ever. But God Bless The United States of Asia
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm still confused about that headlight design in the second photo, wich is different than the other pictures.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I know, so Nissan is making the new prius???
        • 6 Years Ago
        how is it different? they look exactly the same to me.
      BOB
      • 6 Years Ago
      Still too small. A neighbor was hit head on by a Dodge pick up. The other driver walked away. My neighbor, after a 4 month coma, will not likely ever walk again. Don't buy this thing!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Has Toyota given this "ugly duck" any more power? In any event, I'm not sold on it.
      al
      • 6 Years Ago
      ugly car. no wonder car companys are going broke go to start making some better looking cars.
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