LiveStream Video for Las Vegas Reveal - 9/8 @ 11:55 PM EDT

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  1. The Electric Me

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    "Will challenge what you know about hybrids."

    Sounds primarily like a marketing slogan.

    And it's probably not aimed at "us" the Prius Chat crowd, because what we know about hybrids is not typical and beyond the norm.

    I expect improvement in the product. Because with every generation of Prius there HAS been improvement with the product. I expect that to continue.

    To be honest, I'm NOT impressed with that commercial.

    It hints far more about how Toyota seems to be intending to market this next gen Prius, than it reveals anything substantial about how the next gen vehicle is actually going to be.

    I think we can rest easy that this go round we aren't going to get actors dressed up as fake tree's and bushes swaying to the Prius as it drives by....and it appears no folk music promoting it's "harmony with nature".

    But I'll be curious to see the actual product itself. Not just blurred images of the tail lights swirling by a bunch of adjectives.

    I wonder how much The Prius will of actually changed, vs. whom it seems Toyota wants to reach with it's advertising and marketing.

    It's mildly interesting to me that in the press release, fuel economy is mentioned 3rd, and being "green" or ecologically friendly isn't even mentioned at all.

    I have strived to reserve any judgement until I see it in person, and hear more about it "hands on".
    But I hope I'm not disappointed, not so much in the product itself but what direction it seems Toyota is headed in marketing the Prius.
    It really seems they are trying to reach a younger audience, maybe not as concerned with efficiency and clean emissions, as with looks and driving feel. Which while I have no problem if Toyota improves these area's, to me has never been a priority I've embraced with my desire to own a hybrid. But that's personal to me. I suppose Toyota has to try to reach people, and a younger audience that may want more than I have ever seeked in hybrid ownership.

    We're seeing styling changes, I'll be interested as to how much change actually happens to things like suspension and the HSD system itself.
     
  2. bisco

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    i hope priuschat doesn't go down with all the interest!
     
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    It's only held together with some duct tape and bailing wire as it is!
     
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    yeah, and the guy with the chewing gum will be off at some car show...
     
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    "What happens in Vegas" will be all over the net.
     
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    I'm glued to this thread.................
     
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    I'll put the glue on around 4:30
     
  9. Eug

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    I'm confused. Is that screengrab supposed to be a link to the video stream? And is it really Sept. 8 at 12 pm EST? because it's 1:41 EST now, and I can't click on that photo to get anything. And also, it says this:


    2016 Prius World Premiere
    Event starts Wed, Sep 9 2015 12:00 AM EST
     
  10. Sergiospl

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    Sept. 8, 2015 9:00 PM PT = Sept. 9, 2015 12:00 AM EST

    HERE: LiveStream Video for Las Vegas Reveal - 9/8 @ 11:55 PM EDT | PriusChat

    Also, no need to click, will turn itself on!
     
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  11. Lee Jay

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    We're on daylight time (PDT/MDT/CDT/EDT) right now. The link says 11:55PM EDT tonight, so I'm going by that (9:55PM MDT where I live).
     
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    That's correct. The event is tonight and it'll start streaming automatically in the OP of this thread.
     
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    Danny, the moderators and Prius Experts will be live on location but we can't wait to read what you guys discuss on this thread after the event. Don't forget to follow along with Periscope as we'll be broadcasting at 10pm (tentatively. Depends on availability of the vehicles) tonight. Send us your questions and comments and we'll try to answer them. Hopefully we'll get a walk around of the vehicle too.

    Here's the link.

    Live Periscope 2016 Prius Walk-through Tonight | PriusChat
     
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    There's a link to the live stream that Toyota will have in the Gen IV Speculation forum.
     
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    Thanks, I see. Wow, it really is a midnight launch.

    Damn. I have to go to sleep at a reasonable hour today as it's an early rise for me tomorrow. However, if I happen to be awake, I'll join in the stream.
     
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    Never heard of Periscope before, but then again, I'm not on Twitter. Does one have to have a Twitter account to access and view a Periscope stream? Even Google is confused about the answer to this question, as I found both answers (and one saying it recently changed, but only for the sources, not the viewers).
     
  17. Tideland Prius

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    Double check the video link at the beginning but yeah I think it starts at 9p.m. PDT/12a.m. EDT.

    Also, if past LiveStreams are to go by, Toyota will have a copy of the video on their pressroom website so you can watch the whole thing again if you want before reading the forum.
     
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    As tempting as it is, it will be way past my bedtime. :sleep:

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    No. You'll be able to view but you won't be able to post questions. However, you can just post your questions on PriusChat on the Periscope thread.

    Go to
    PriusChat (@PriusChat) | Twitter

    to get the link to the video.
     
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    i hope we'll be able to rerun the whole thing. i'm glad someone finally started a thread on this.
     
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