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Next Gen Prius Spied

Via nextautos.com, spy shots of the next gen Prius in full camouflage mode. As well as growing wider and longer, the new model is purported to include some cool new features:

Other news that Toyota is working with, is that they will change the NiMh batteries for lighter and smaller Li-ion batteries. …the roof will get solar cells to power the air-condition.[sic]

I’ve always wondered why it has taken this long for Toyota to put solar panels on the roof of the Prius. Audi tried a similar technique back in the 90’s on some A6 models, with the solar panels powering ventilation fans for hot days.  Sure could use some of that right about now, with temps in the triple-digits here in Texas…

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