marketing team has released the first image of the next-gen Prius
, and it's not what you think. The shot shows what appears to be the welcome screen that will appear on the car's in-dash screen upon startup, and the font looks curiously like the same one used by the new Knight Rider
series on NBC. We doubt this means Prius v3.0 will have Turbo
Boost built in, but it will have a larger four-cylinder gas engine and more powerful electric motor. Unfortunately, the new Prius is expected to carry over its nickel-metal hydride batteries rather than going with new lithium-ions, at least for now. The 2010 Toyota Prius
will be making its first public appearance at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show
in January, and we'll be there to greet the new green king in person. Thanks for the tip, Danny!