TTAC Photochop: Lexus Hybrid MPV
Thought that the LF-A will be a brand diluting agent for Lexus? Well, seems like the Japanese have something a lot better in mind for that job. Lexus has announced plans to sell a "luxury Prius." Lexus will present their HPV (Hybrid Purpose Vehicle sounds cheesy enough to me) alongside the next gen Prius at the next North American International Auto Show. Why make a luxury version of the Prius? God knows. I can only guess that tree-hugger superstars that used to drive Priora complained about the car's increasing popularity and plebeian interior. For this rendering, I tried to add some IS headlights onto a Prius. The resulting hybrid hybrid looked plain dumb. Once I decided that the "ordinary L-finesse" wouldn't work, I opted for some manga lines that emphasize the car's expensive-toy status. You know, Toyota might want to forget about the Hybrid Purpose Vehicle appellation, considering the whole human papillomavirus thing.
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