Any idea why this Prius was all covered up?

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  1. mozdzen

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    Not sure why this guy was all covered up. Michigan plates.
    Photos taken in Phoenix. 20151018_111608.jpg 20151018_111619.jpg
     
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    Was it the plug in?
     
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    I wonder if they should even bother covering up the Gen 2 Plug-in Prius if it's going to essentially look the same. Just wait till some Gen 4 Prius are sold, then drive it around, and nobody will bat an eye at the charging port door. One of those "hidden in plain sight" things.
     
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    It's probably just a test car that has been covered since before the reveal so they left it covered during continued testing.

    I wouldn't look much into this quite frankly.
     
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    Didn't they say the Eco version would come later ?
    So maybe it's the Eco Version they are test driving !?
     
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    After-market body kit?
     
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    yep
     
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    Union rules say only a certified technician can remove it, and he's been out sick.
     
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    Somebody mistook the roll of Gorilla tape for gaffer's tape?
     
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    They're redoing it due to comments on this forum and elsewhere;)
     
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    SEMA coming up. May be they stripped the paint, chromed the body, and put it in disguise on the way to Vegas:
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    Or something like this:
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    Bob Wilson
     
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    We missed our chance to jazz up our Gen IIIs, cover it with tape and drive it around Las Vegas in early september...

    I'll take one of those please.
     
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    Probably harder to take that stuff off than put it on.
    He was on the way home looking for houses in Texas.
     
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    They didn't get the memo?

    Just a guess: even though there's been a reveal, they're trying to keep it low key for now, not have show cars out and about.
     
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    Ok, slap a Corolla badge on it and no one would notice it.

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    I'm putting my money on somebody underestimated the difficulty in removing duct tape.
     
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    Wish you took pictures of the front, especially the headlights and fog lights. It could be another version of the Prius. It could also be covered up because the car is not officially on sale yet and they need to cover up pre-production cars.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    Clearly a fuel cell version being tested. ;)
     
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    That's what I would guess. Plug suppose to have more conservative styling and had different code name (680A).

    I am guessing it is just like Gen4 minus stupid edge/fin on rear door and 3/4 panel, no blackout on C pillar and normal tail lights.
     
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