From what I see, in 2012, they are taking away any higher end audio except in the premium option package with HDD naviagation, that one get the 8 JBL speakers and amplifier(s). That's a big change from several years in Prius where JBL was found in lower trims like #3. Prius v Five with Adv. Tech package gets the JBL. Should be the same arrangement in the 2012 Prius, only in 4 and 5 trims. Hmmmm. I could scope out the Prius v basic audio to get and idea of how it will be. It's all a tradeoff - touchscreen/backup camera/USB/ handsfree in the entry level model, less audio. oh well. Add later.