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New Prius displayed in Melbourne

Posted by John on Mon 16-Mar-2009

2009 Prius Rear Side

At the recent Melbourne Motor Show, Toyota Australia displayed a new model Prius. This is a RHD model, and should be a pointer to what we will be offered when the new model is released here mid-year. Certainly, it should be identical externally and mechanically, but as yet we do not know the final equipment specifications of our models.

We do know, however, that where the US gets 4 different levels of model with differing levels of equipment in each, the Australian cars will stick to 2 models as before. It seems, though, that the current i-Tech should be renamed Hi-Tech with the level of equipment it will have as standard.

The Dark Grey featured is a new colour, with the current Pistachio Green and Light Crystal Blue colours being dropped in the new model, with a lighter Gold replacing the current Bronze. White, Silver, Wildfire Red, Dark Blue and Black remain in the range.

More information as it becomes available soon.

Below is a video and photos of the new Prius shown in Melbourne.

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