Detroit Motor Show 2012: best of the rest
All the other new metal from this year's North American International Auto Show
Posted: 12 Jan 2012
So, is this the new, fourth generation Prius?
It's a slippery five-door liftback with styling that's supposed to make "an emotional connection with consumers." Right. What is does is debut a new, advanced petrol-electric powertrain with which Toyota will extend the electric-only range. How is still to be announced.
As you'd imagine, it's like a massive iPad inside - the centre console screen operates the multimedia, climate control, charge systems and navigation. There's also lots of 31st century safety tech - adaptive headlight beams, radar cameras to avoid cameras and windows with a hydrophobic and anti-fog coating, which repels water from outside and mist inside.