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Old 08-21-2015, 08:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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This really makes me wonder what the first design looked like, the one Akio Toyoda allegedly hated and sent the designers back to try again, delaying this new model. Wouldn't it be awful if that one was a normal-looking, attractive, functional design while what we get stuck with in production is this mish-mash of random creases and inexplicable lines?

This render appeared some time back; someone grafted a modified Corolla front end on a 3rd-gen Prius body and fixed some of the details, like the mirrors, to match up with the camouflaged prototypes (this was back when they were testing the first iteration, which had a roof shape more like the current car). I thought the result looked fantastic, and now it only makes the actual car more disappointing.

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