The 2010 Toyota Prius is scheduled to be revealed at the 2008 LA Auto Show, but there's just one small problem. We've already seen it!
Images of the new Prius leaked all over the Web earlier this week and, on Thursday, Toyota confirmed that the leaked images were--in fact--authentic.
Taking a look at the next-gen Prius, we can see that the nose gets a fairly aggressive update. I'm not a fan of the boomerang headlamps trend, but apparently we'll be seeing a lot more of it in the coming years. The new Prius' lower grill and front bumper are more in line with the aesthetic established with the new Matrix and Corolla, while the upper grille and Toyota badge look like exaggerations of the current Yaris.
Moving past the A-pillar, it seems that not much else has changed, at least not that can been seen in the photos. Overall, the new design is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. A few body creases have been moved and the green house may have been reshaped a bit, but the new model still retains its four-pane side glass and that Prius silhouette that the hybrids from GM and Honda have been trying so hard to ape.
More images can be found over at PriusChat.com.