What's Wrong With This Picture: Prius C Or Not? Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Recent Toyota ads introducing the “Prius Family” have featured the Prius C Concept to represent the forthcoming compact Prius, which will bear only the most passing resemblance to the slick showcar. But if deception was Toyota’s game, the jig is up. Der Prius wird geschrumpft (shrunk), chortles Autobild, which says these images come from a Japanese brochure that was leaked to the web. And the car pictured does look far more production-Toyota-like than the decidedly Scionesque C Concept. Is it the real thing? Will ad-attentive Toyota fans wonder where the C Concept went? Will a compact hybrid sell well in any case? These pictures are worth a thousand questions…

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  • Mark MacInnis Mark MacInnis on Oct 21, 2011

    Why's the picture so squishy and all odd-angled....looks like a car got fell on by a big train....

  • Steven02 Steven02 on Oct 21, 2011

    Makes me wonder what the new Yaris is going to look like. This picture looks like a Yaris.

  • Srogers Srogers on Oct 21, 2011

    I didn't expect it to look much like the concept car, but I like it. If it isn't as disconnected from the road as the old/big Priius, I'll put this car on my consideration list.

  • Tikki50 Tikki50 on Oct 21, 2011

    wow look Toyota decided to stop copying american designs and since Hyundai is the new competition, guess what, they've started copying them, LOL gotta love it. HAHAHAHA, Nice Hyundai Toyota developed right they're really carries the brand identity of Hyundai very well. Cheers to a successful copy for Toyota, I always knew exactly how they saved costs!

    • Srogers Srogers on Oct 21, 2011

      Toyota copying American designs? Must be the liquor talking. I can't think of any Toyota since the original Celica that looked like any American car.