2020 Prime Tidbits (North America)

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  1. kevin.c

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    Press release linked above just says "available this summer" :/
     
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    Yeah, I was talking to my Toyota dealer and they had no idea. Thought maybe someone on here would know.
     
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    Not when you do not properly specify your location. ;)
     
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    no exterior changes?
     
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  6. Tideland Prius

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    Just new wheel covers
     
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    thanks, didn't mean to ask twice.:)
     
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    Fine for those with iPhones. No Android Auto for the rest of the world?
     
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    True, but for those with iPhones, freed from the chains of Entune...

    Must be hope for Android down the road. Doubt Toyota wants to give either infotainment platform a monopoly.
     
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    Now, I'd be interested in whether the Carplay can be retrofitted to the older Primes. The 2020 fixes most of the complaints I have about my 2017, except for the missing spare tire.
     
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    Quite frustrated, I would have bought a prime last September, but 5th seat was an absolute requirement for us, and we had to buy then as we were carless. Surprised Toyota even released with only 4 seats.
     
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    I was in a similar situation in 2016 when my Gen 2 gave up the ghost while I had been waiting for the upcoming Prime, but forced to make a decision I picked up a used PiP in the meantime (rather than a Gen 4 or some other non-Prius). Now almost 3 years later, I am considering upgrading.

    What did you end up buying?
     
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    Gen 4. Considered a Clarity as it has 5 seats but at the time they were commanding full MSRP, not like now.

    Considering swapping out the gen 4 for a Tesla model 3.
     
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    I ordered a 2019 Prime in early April and was waiting to hear about delivery. My dealer called today to say that a VIN was generated, it will be built in the next few days with delivery estimated as June 16, 2019. It will be a 2020 Prime.
     
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    What are the chances that Electric Storm Blue will replace Blue Magnetism?
     
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    Low. Blue Magnetism is a Prime-specific colour (no other model shares this, not even the Prius).

    Also, the new blue available on the Prime will be Blueprint (same one on the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid). I don't know if it'll be available in the US but it is available in Japan for the updated model.
     
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    I’m curious about the date. Did ‘delivery’ mean to your dealership? You got a 2020 for a 2019 price?
    I wonder if that’s what’s happening now when a 2019 is ordered. But I’d think they’d have to clear that with customers because some may not want bench seating in back.
    What area are you in? Thx!
     
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    Very cool if true, though a bit surprising for them to switch up model years, particularly if there are feature changes? There is also a good chance the dealer may be misinformed.... @MrHockey did they give you the VIN? I know one character in the VIN represents the model year, that would confirm it.

    Edit: if the 10th character of the VIN is a K, it is a 2019, if it is L then it is 2020.

    VIN-to-Year Chart - ALLDATA Support
     
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    But I thought we are now well past the final 2019 Prime order date, and even two months into the ordering season for 2020 Primes:

    https://fleet.toyota.com/ftc/public/fleet/loadResAvailability.htm

    "PRIUS PRIME MY20 Order Dates:
    March 1, 2019 - May 11, 2020"
     
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    So I can get an order in now?
    I’ve only ever bought off the lot because they had what I want. I’m assuming you put a deposit down and haggle on price at ordering time?
    I’m waiting on cash rebate offers, so am I better off to wait?
     
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