This is the New Prius as confirmed by us earlier today. The company has clearly moved the car forward with a more aggressive, taller design. There aren't a lot of fans here of the old Prius, as many have been turned off by the appliance-style design. If Alfa could make awesome looking, low cD cars in the 1950s many figured Toyota should be able to do it now. Have they? Is this a move away from the appliance look or is it just an appliance with new fog lights. Do you like the new Prius?
Our first impression is a net-positive one. People who already like the Prius aren't going to have strong feelings one way or the other. People who didn't like the Prius before because of aesthetic touches may embrace the new vigor injected into the design. The nose, from what we can tell, is sportier and altogether not unattractive. It's distinct. It isn't the best looking car ever made but we don't think it is distinctive in a bad way. QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good "Question Of The Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)