Coming after the innovative yet outrageous Prius Hearse, the Prius Limo stretches the concept of hybrid efficiency to new heights... or should we say, lengths.
While just a one-off concept project at the moment, the Prius Limo is a viable vehicle for our eco-mad times. Bridging the gap between traditional limousines and compact sedans, the Prius Limo could be a nifty alternative for those who need the roominess of an SUV or minivan but want to be driving something more friendly to the environment - not to mention more frugal at the gas pumps.
The car seems to have been made from 2 Prius sedans; an 06-07 model for most of the forward portion and an 04-05 car for the rear end. The somewhat jarring, Buick-like dip in the middle window is necessary to align the front and rear side windows.
With 6 doors (plus the rear hatchback) and a capacity of 8, the Prius limo is a bona-fide people-mover that still manages to get 50mpg, though that's just the word of the builder/owner and not the result of testing by either Toyota or the EPA.
You can't buy a Prius Limo yet but you never know about the future - an actual 6-door Prius would have a niche market to itself at first, much like the first station wagons and minivans. And you know how THOSE ideas panned out. (via Jalopnik)