With the launch of
the Prius in 1997,
Toyota carved a new path in the green-machine
field. Ten years later, the Prius has sold almost 650,000 copies and
Toyota is beginning to
plot out what its next technology leader might look like.
motor show audiences got a first taste of that next-generation Prius in the Hybrid X
concept car. The concept was created by
European ED2 design center in the south of
France, and features
two “U” shapes in the upper glass area, which when viewed from above give
the impression of an “X” — hence the name of the concept. The glass
area creates an open space, that from inside can be adjusted via an interface that
controls senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell, the company said in a
Hybrid X is
designed as a four-door, four-passenger car with an overall length of 177 inches —
two inches longer than the current Prius. The Concept has a width of 72.8
inches and a height of 56.6 inches. The rear-hinged passenger doors open
electronically by pressing a button.
have told TheCarConnection that the Prius successor has not progressed beyond
the thinking stage, which means a replacement before 2009 is
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