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Prius, Toyota's next brand?
05/16/07, 09:00pm, EDT
Automobile Magazine reported today that Toyota is create another brand, named after its successful Prius to better market its hybrid cars.
After MY2011, Toyota hybrid's will no longer be sold under the Toyota nameplate, but instead under the Prius name.
The Prius line of cars will be markedly different from their Toyota counterparts with unique sheet metal and hybrid powertrains. The Prius line will offer three different models which have been internally dubbed Prius A, Prius B and Prius C, ranging in from Yaris to Camry size. The Prius A will be introduced in 2009, "B" will be introduced in 2010 and the "C" will launched in 2011.
The exterior of the new Prius cars won't be as controversial as the first and second generation Prius were, but Toyota forsees difficulty in providing a spacious interior and trunk space because of the size of the battery packs.
Hollywood get excited!!