Gen 5 Launch Articles and Reviews

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  1. pakitt

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    Nice video, would be an xle trim for me...no wait...want to see the Prime video that offers as much detail first lol.
    That is a mighty long trail period offered on some of those service. Florida is too hot for an all glass sunroof me thinks.

    Darn...seats have red accents on all Prime trims...bummer indeed.
    Hum, the mother-ship is watching US...below 25mph. Traffic Jam Assist if your eyes are not looking at the road it won't work else maybe stops working.
     
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    Thanks for posting this last set of videos @Tideland Prius . Which in some way, unsurprisingly, are all done in the same room with the same demo vehicles and commenting on the same official data. Well, you got to get those likes & subscribes! ;)

    I guess we have to wait for more official information, like prices, EPA ratings, and most of all, driving experiences of full production vehicles and seeing them in person at a dealer.
     
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    yes, it was great while it lasted, but just a tease
     
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    There is another press event coming up in the first week of December.
     
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    I’ve watched a couple of those common-room videos. One of reviewers had the hatch open, noted a step-down of an inch or two, to the hatch floor. I was practically pleading with the TV, saying “lift the hatch deck, check for spare”. No luck.

    Did any of the reviews check for a spare? Maybe they were warned to not do that??

    One thing I gleaned, mentioned by a reviewer, the 19” tire is: 195/50R19.
     
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    There is not going to be a spare. Spare is dead weight that affects fuel economy and on cars like this, and all the EVs, “dead weight” is the last thing they want.
    I don’t think spare tires are ever coming back on most markets for most vehicles. And I think it will come to buying your own and put it in the trunk if you are driving somewhere where there is no service or you want to avoid the hassle of getting towed if your tire is destroyed beyond what the repair kit can handle.
     
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    If true, that's a deal-breaker for me. (n)
     
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    You know you can buy a fifth wheel and tire from your dealer and put it in your trunk along with tire tools. You can even include it in your tire rotations; so, it doesn't cost any extra. ;)
     
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    I believe tire tools (scissor jack, lug wrench) are included, even with the slime kit. Thanks for the tip, but I don’t want a tire/wheel combo, full size or compact, occupying trunk space. And then fashion a secure hold-down system.

    Don’t want to drop over 30K for a new car, and then be cobbling a makeshift solution.
     
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    See. If Toyota had us Prius Experts there, we could’ve done that lol.

    Guess they didn’t like our last periscope video in Las Vegas lol ;)
     
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    Where you yoinked the backseat up to check out the battery? ;)
     
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    Oh that was Detroit. Parts were on the floor :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I took a look at the original Japanese (please post the original link in the future). Static electricity is generated by the tires and car as you drive and it is transmitted to the driver via the steering wheel. It causes the driver to become fatigued. This discharges that static electricity through the seat.

    The Corolla evidently already has this feature.

    Some Honda fan created his own system that is "easy level" to install on your own.
    トヨタ除電スタビライジングプラスシートを真似してみる(ホンダ プレリュード・BA4/5/7)by wata-plus - みんカラ

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Just wondering how will the new transaxle will look like. ( MG 1 and MG 2) and also how the 2 litre engine will operate ..... Atkinson, Otto,,,or both ! 100Hp does not appear from thin air..
    I think that the beyond zero badge on the gen 5 is a paradigm shift from the original concept .Time ... or Sales... will tell if the new direction is the good one..
    I will stick to my 2022 Prime for now!
    Hope that the 19 inch wheels won't fall off :eek:
     
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    Thanks for posting all this. I wish this information would be available from Toyota USA (i.e., non Toyota JP websites/outlets) instead of having to "Google Translate" a Japanese website. I have never seen this level of detail on non Japanese Toyota websites ever. Maybe they think non-Japanese drivers are not interested...?
    Or is this type of detail for e.g., Gen4, available on non-Japanese Toyota websites? (I have never seen it).
     
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