BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Confirmed real!

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  1. Danny

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    Update #2: Toyota has officially posted on their blog that the photos are real. I have updated the photos with corrected aspect ratios thanks to the work of usbseawolf2000.

    UPDATE: A 5th photo has been posted (perhaps the SOS button goes with the ejector seat button we've seen, or could it be an OnStar-type feature that Toyota is launching with the Prius):

    And, according to Jalopnik, Toyota's PR department has confirmed that the photos are real and depict the 2010 Prius.

    A PriusChat user, bossdowner, posted 4 pictures of the all-new 3rd generation Toyota Prius right here on PriusChat. Are they real, or just a fanboy's dream?

    The official comment from a Toyota spokesperson is "No comment", but I can tell you that the photos are not part of the official "teaser" campaign that the "Prius Team" username has been posting the last 2 weeks, and that the photos were not posted from within the Toyota network.

    I'll let you all comment...

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    All of the 2010 Prius photos can be seen in this PriusChat gallery: 2010 Toyota Prius Photos - PriusChat

    Link to bossdowner's album: PriusChat Forums - bossdowner's Album: 2010 PRIUS

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    Very interesting, they sure do look like everything we've been seeing to this point without all the body cladding. I wonder why they put the controls from the steering wheel on the display? That is what it looks like right everyone? I mean would we really need a 'visual confirmation' that we've pushed a button... Now I would love to see one more photo from the back and even more one showing solar panels and a plug in option :p
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    Cool, but I'm still not liking that center console thing.
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    it is not just confirmation - it looks as if they are in wrong place... look at engraved stuff - it says mph there.

    hm, i just had an idea - actual combination meter could be an 3D display, like on Yaris in Europe (just a lot more sophisticated). That might be why picture looks so weird.
     
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    its terrible quality picture that has been resized and squashed. You can not even notice that top part of console is actually completly black - it looks gray like rest of it...

    he posted 3 pics at start, now there is 4th... maybe more are coming?
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    Ok, so who's going to be th first to find where that damned open close switch is?! lol

    I see in the shot from the front corner it has one of those sonar parking distance things in it now...

    That's the only thing really throwing me though, the instrument cluster pic has MPH and other writng in a much different color than the 2 blue circles. Could they be more of a screen displaying the circls that chages upon stuff pressed? Ah, its all speculation... I would like to think though that if these are faked someone would have paid a little more attention to detail with that.
     
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    p.s. huge thanks to bossdower :)
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    I say 3D Studio can make very good renderings. Take a look all the fake Mac products. :)
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    The headlight on the third picture does not appear to be feathered back like the one on the first picture.

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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    Overall, I like the look very much. The body styling and headlights give it more of a sporty feel. Don't know about that center console though. Looks like i'll have to loose some weight if I plan on fitting in the drivers seat.

    Oh well... I guess less weight means better health..... More fuel economy too now that I think of it.:D
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?


    Yup, that's been making me look back and forth at the pics for quite a while now... I keep trying to tell myself its the angle not letting me see the top go back properly but it just doesn't seem right.
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    Agreed. Which photo was added after the originals?
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    The one showing the instrument cluster...
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    Looks like the hole for the tow hook is on the passenger side now.

    Nicer for getting pulled out of a snow bank when some idiot runs you off the road.
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    Based on the larger headlight image, I bet the image with the swept back headlight is a 3D model. I say that because you can not see the square cap on the bumper in the first image. If you look on Toyota's website, the 360 degree view does not show the current cap on the '09 bumper as well.
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?


    And that image (the one with the swept back headlight) is better quality as well. Here's hoping bossdowner may havesome more pics to share :) if it is from a 3d rendering maybe he's got the whole thing, all 360 degrees of it.
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    The headlamp in the front corner detail shot is very distorted-- Look at where the hood/fender joint line is going. It was taken with a wide-angle lens.

    That's why it looked different than the full car shot I think.

    I've done plenty of work with wide-angle lens and that's what jumped out at me.
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    i'll post here what i did on the photoalbum.............from the looks of it, if this is the real Gen III, i still like the looks on my Gen II. <it's not word by word, but the same point>
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    I see what I missed while watching the last presidential debate.

    Things that I noticed:
    - "B" gear is gone
    - MPH on the instrumental cluster is probably for cruise control
    - The hood is longer most likely due to 1.8L ICE
    - Those are 17" rims
    - Under-body looks pretty clean and more aerodynamic

    Some Question:
    - Are those projection headlights?
    - What is the purpose of those bumps under the headlight?
    - Is that 110V plug next to the cig lighter?
     
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    Re: BREAKING NEWS! 2010 Prius Photos posted on PriusChat First! Real or no?

    I was wondering that too and 'think' the headlights are projector beam now and the high beams are the bigger reflector on the inside near the grill.

    I asked my friend that, could they be those pop out things that shoot washer fluid onto the lights?

    I hope it is (110V outlet), heck, my dads old matrix from like 02' had one in it... It's nice just for convienence...