Prius C and Prius v aka Prius C+ in Tokyo

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  1. ewaboy

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    Forgot to post this earlier.
    In July we went to Tokyo to visit my mom and her family. My mom's family is Japanese - my late Dad's family is from Hawaii.

    Saw a bunch of cars - many not available here - including the neat little delivery vans and "trucks" not imported to U.S. (Not up to U.S. regs?).

    Anyway - I saw several Prius v's while there - but they are badged "C+" or Cx" not "v".:confused:

    Is the Prius v badged differently in other countries too?
     
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    Yes, Prius Alpha and Prius +
     
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    Just to clarify the above, in Japan it's the Prius α and in Europe it's the Prius+. It's the Prius v in the Americas and in the Asia/Pacific region.

    I think you've (understandably) misread the alpha chracter as cx, given the way they've stylised it with a 3D look.

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    toyota.jp プリウスα
     
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    Thanks for the clarification - really did look like "Cx" but the badge you show makes it clear that it's the alpha.

    Plus: Tokyo - had not been there since 1963 - made my head spin.:confused:
     
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    Do you want me to change the title?
     
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    No - but thank you and Happy New Year.

    At my age I don't mind other people thinking that I'm a little dense...cause it's kinda true. At least that's what the wife unit tells me...:D
     
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    I think it's one of those things where once you've "seen" it, you can't unsee it. Before you realise it's a stylised alpha, you could very easily see it as a flat cx, but afterwards it'll always be an alpha.
     
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    Happy new year!
     
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