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...because you'll be able to get it in wagon form.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/1...wagon/

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Automotive News is reporting that a year or two after the next generation Toyota Prius hybrid debuts in 2009, a wagon variant will be introduced. Parly due to its success as a taxi vehicle, the next Prius is expected to grow in size to comfortably accommodate three adults in the back seat, while a wagon model is hoped to attract more commercial customers looking for a green delivery vehicle that may save on fuel costs. Both the first- and second-gen Priuses have been doing taxi duty for years now and their battery packs have been proven to take the punishment of near constant use. The third gen car will use a new nickel metal hydride battery pack, which is the same type used in the current car. Toyota has laid to rest rumors that it may debut a new lithium-ion battery pack in the third gen Prius, and instead appears to be saving that for a low-volume Lexus hybrid due to its cost. Either way, the third gen Prius is sure to be a hit everywhere its sold, with more room, more power and better fuel economy. Adding a wagon to the lineup will only improve its appeal.
 

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Re: The Car Lounge should love the next Prius... (VarianceVQ)

I doubt that would get it any more love in the CL than it already has. Even if it was RWD, did 0-60 in 3 seconds and lapped "the Ring" in 6 minutes, the CL would still hate it.
 

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Re: The Car Lounge should love the next Prius... (MEIN_VW)

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I doubt that would get it any more love in the CL than it already has. Even if it was RWD, did 0-60 in 3 seconds and lapped "the Ring" in 6 minutes, the CL would still hate it.

Unless it looked and handled just like an E30 M3.
Of course they'd have to pull out all of the electric Toyota bits and drop in the M3 Sport Evo engine.
Also, they'd probably better change the name to Emthree, just for good measure.
 
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