Home / Auto News / News article: Toyota Prius Gets Underhood Soundmaker Option in Japan [video] - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Aug 31 2010, 7:06 AM

We’re going to go ahead and apologize in advanced for finding humor in the entire concept and video, but the Toyota Prius out in Japan just got itself a $150 option to install a speaker that emits sound in order to warn nearby pedestrians a hybrid is on its way.

There are all sorts of comparisons we can draw to the interesting siren-like noise, but watching it in action is really what we recommend, which is why we have the video available after the break. And as for the actual sound? It makes us want to hide in a bunker and avoid the bombs that are apparently on the way.

[Source: Engadget]

Hit the video after the jump!