At night, the Prius reveals its true feelings
The word has come down, from Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda, that Toyotas must now reflect enthusiasm and inspire passion. So far, the company seems to be adapting to this new edict by embracing, shall we say…”expressive”…styling. Fittingly, given its status as an image leader within the company’s lineup, no new Toyota is more expressive than the Prius. But what is it, exactly, that the Prius is trying to express?
At night, the answer becomes clear: abject terror.
This is the horrified visage of a car that isn’t just ugly, but one that knows it’s ugly, knows just how ugly it is, and must wait until nightfall to release its anguish to the world. Weep for the Prius, and for the burden with which it must live.