IT'S ONLY JUST gone on sale in Japan, but already Toyota has wheeled out a few of its own aftermarket parts for the 2010 Prius.
Sold under Toyota's Modellista brand, the bodykits range from the super-mild Modellista Version 1 and Version 2, to the slightly outrageous Aero Tourer S kit. All three of them lend the Prius a more dynamic edge, but even with the Aero Tourer's unique front bumper design and its attendant sideskirts and rear bumper lip the Prius is still, well, a Prius.
There are also some chrome accents, alloy-look mirror covers, alloy wheels and an interior garnish kit on offer. And, for those individuals looking to improve the performance of their Prius, Toyota offers a set of lowered sports springs in its Modellista catalogue.
Don't count on the Modellista goodies being on sale Downunder anytime soon, as these are strictly a Japanese market-only thing. Would anyone want these dress-ups? Well, as with any aesthetic assessment, that's entirely subjective.