2009 Toyota Prius

These photos of what appears to be the next generation Toyota Prius appeared on the internet sometime earlier this month, and in a surprising move Toyota’s PR division has gone ahead and confirmed that these pics are indeed photos of the new Toyota Prius.

The new second generation Toyota Prius is set to be fully revealed in January 2009 at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. This comes soon after Honda revealed its second generation Honda Insight concept at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

The statement by Toyota confirming the photos did not reveal any other details about the car other than the fact that in terms of dimensions its about the same as the outgoing model but it offers better interior room and better fuel economy.