I watched the reveal for the upcoming Prius v, and of course the Prius C...what struck me was how much both looked like, IMO Honda Fits. Very similar hatchback and body lines...with the v, of course being significantly bigger. I try not to bring it up when I travel the cyber roads of Prius Chat, but I own a Honda Fit. I think in the near future I will own a hybrid, but for now I'm driving a Fit. I have to admit despite it NOT being a hybrid and thus not allowing for hybrid operational levels of efficiency...for an ICE vehicle...it's great. Indulge me for a little more. One thing I really like with The Fit, are what Honda over sells as "magic seats"....which really are just rear seats inwhich you can fold the bottoms up and lock. It's a simple thing, but very useful in creating a versatile cargo configuration. It's not so much that it creates a whole lot more space, but it creates more vertical space...which allows me to haul things in a subcompact that I think would be difficult in vehicles with much more total size. It works...it's cool. So my question looking at The Prius v and The Prius C, is why doesn't Toyota steal this idea? I hardly think Honda could own a defensible patent on something as generic and basic as the option to fold seats up? Automakers steal from each other all the time, and this just seems like a no-brainer idea. Since evidently Honda is not forthcoming with offering a Hybrid Fit in the US...I'd love to see Toyota steal this innovation. I know when I do make the leap to a hybrid, I'm going to miss the magic seats...I don't know why it isn't something adopted in more vehicles.