After images of the 2010 Toyota Prius leaked onto PriusChat.com yesterday, the images quickly spread across the Interweb with a lot of speculation whether they were real or not.

[UPDATE] Toyota has issued the statement below regarding the unauthorized leaked 2010 Prius photos: 

Many of you will have seen by now photographs on sites like PriusChat, Jalopnik and AutoblogGreen of a vehicle said to be the new Prius. We thought we’d take a moment to confirm that the car shown in these unauthorized photos – at least the ones we’ve seen so far - is indeed the new Prius. Sorry, we’re not able to provide details. Those will be forthcoming when the car is formally introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. What we can tell you, however, is this: This new Prius will retain all of the virtues of the model that precedes it. It’s about the same size as its forebear, but with more interior room and better fuel economy. But you expected nothing less, right?

After images of the 2010 Toyota Prius leaked onto PriusChat.com yesterday, the images quickly spread across the world wide net with a lot of speculation whether they were real or not. The intrepid gents over at Jalopnik.com had the opportunity this morning to sit down with Toyota PR, look them straight in the eye and put the question to them. After a few tense seconds of silence and a couple beads of breaking sweat, Toyota PR relented with a definitive answer, “Yes”. Charmed by the Jalops directness, Toyota even added the Prius will debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Jazzed with their scoop, the Jalops headed back to Starbucks to their office and put together a detailed comparative analysis between the current generation and the new 2010 Prius. Leave it to the intrepid Jalopniks to leave no stone unturned.

Check out the source link below for the analysis.

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