The future development of Today / Tomorrow

We’d like to share some thoughts with you about the Today / Tomorrow blog and its development. It was launched with iQ and developed with Prius, and now it’s time for the next chapter.

Our idea – also touched upon by one or two of you – is to add a forum, plus further functionality to the blog. This will make it much easier to find and join topics of conversation, get your burning questions answered, share stories… in short, it’ll be much more useful. We also want to expand the blog’s content to include sections on all the other Toyota models, as well as areas related to the Toyota brand such as the environment and concept cars.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading so far, and that you’ll find the new ideas and content useful and interesting. From our point of view, we’ve found the blog to be a very valuable source of customer opinion which we’ve acted on where we can: the launch of the LED Technology Pack for the Prius is just one example.

So, we’d like to call upon your opinions now. What would you like us to change about the blog? What are we missing? How do you feel about us adding a forum? Let us know with a comment here!

Comments (16)

  1. How do I get a copy of the Today/Tomorrow magazine – I’m sure I used to get a regular copy of a Toyota Owner mag but can’t remember when the last issue arrived. I bought a Yaris in 2002 which is regularly serviced by Western Toyota Edinburgh.

  2. Not sure this is the right place to put this but I don’t know where else to put it. Is anyone else having problems typing and replying to comments in the everything you need to know article? I’ve tried on 4 different web browser to type a new comment or reply with no luck. I hope this forum comes soon, I’m hoping for a new year release.

    1. Sorry to hear you’re having problems. Sometimes when the list of comments gets long it doesn’t cascade/nest properly, which we’re aware of – I hope it’s nothing more serious than this but I’ll investigate for you.

      1. perhaps splitting it into 2 might be a good idea? It would make it abit easier to read untill the forums are up nd running. So create a new article with all the new comments, say since 1st Nov, excluding replies as they might be replies to older original comments before 1st Nov.

        1. Any update on the progress on the forum? I am unable to reply to the everything you need to know about the prius article, even after trying different web browsers and emptying my cache.

  3. When will the forum be up and running? and will you be releasing a beta version of the forum so users can test it and make sure it works?

    1. Hi Mike, sorry for the late reply.

      We don’t have a definitive date for you, unfortunately. We’re developing and testing the forum currently, but at this stage it’s not quite ready. A beta version for users to test is a great idea and I see no reason why we wouldn’t be able to implement this.

      We’ll keep you updated with any developments.

  4. What a great idea. I already subscribe to Priuschat, but I think the idea of of a Forum here is well worth following up.

  5. I think a forum will be great, it will make things easier to find instead of having a really long page and having to scroll through it slowly to find a comment.

    As for adding extra functionality to the blog will this include user logins? I would love to be able to login and post comments or will the blog and forum be connected so users of the forum can also use the same details to log onto the blog if you were to do this?

  6. Melissa

    I’ve loved reading this blog. I’ve contributed a few postings, but read every one, and this has kept me in touch through the long months of waiting for my Prius 3, which I ordered in May, but which was delivered on 1 Sept.

    I think a manufacturer brave enough to allow open sharing and discussion of customers’ problems and concerns is sure to prosper. I’ve certainly found in my own business that involving customers in business planning and honest resolution of issues pays dividends every time. Accordingly I think you will do well to expand this blog along the lines suggested.

    best wishes

    Pete

  7. I fully support JJ’s comments.

    TGB must remember though that t’internet success is based upon being bang up to date.

    Almost anything has to be a better form of market research than the current, which seems to be based on a chat between two salesmen standing at a drinks machine!

  8. Hi Melissa
    I have found your existing site interesting and informative and wish it to continue notwithstanding other forums like The Toyota Owners Club and PriusChat. I feel that one positive point is that it attempts to clear up mistakes and omissions in the official brochure and until recently the poor web pages when trying to build your own car. It has been intersting to see that you do not shy away from awkward questions – although the Warranty issue still remains open. In general terms it would be a good thing if in future
    Toyota used a Forum for Market Research purposes in the UK prior to a new car launch, as this may help build cars to the specification that the majority of customers want. This
    is especially true with a car like the Prius where there are already many Early Adopters. I say that because, in my view, whoever decided the specification of the 2010 Prius could have done with a little help.

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