Sure, that makes sense from the perspective of the car company. But, l am puzzled, in this same decontenting approach, why in the world does toyota put power sliding side doors on the sienna LE when they could use cheaper manual sliding doors instead?The G2 Prius was well ahead of its time in many respects and SKS was just one of the smaller "cool things" just like the rear view camera that came standard in all models. Back then, only lux/premium lines had both of those. It was said that the G2 didn't make money till the G3 which dropped both of those features and others in the base model. De-contenting and moving features up the model line is, unfortunately for the consumer, SOP across manufacturers to this day.