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NeilBlanchard 01-10-2011 03:28 PM

New Prius V
Here's the official unveiling of the new bigger Prius V:

It's a bit larger than I personally need, but I like the option for those who need a car larger than the Prius itself.

Daox 01-10-2011 03:42 PM

Lots of people 'think' they need a bigger car than a Prius...

brucey 01-10-2011 03:43 PM

Can it hold 4X8 inside it?

NeilBlanchard 01-10-2011 03:46 PM

I'd be very surprised if it did fit a 4'x8' sheet -- it is not quite a pickup! ;)

CigaR007 01-10-2011 03:50 PM

I like the design. Any specs pertaining to FE ?

I wish automakers would stop using those type of tail lights though. I find them fugly.

brucey 01-10-2011 03:54 PM

Wow. It looks to be a regular prius with a flat(er) roof and much worse fuel figures. "Toyota estimates it will get 42/38/40 mpg city/highway/combined." 20% loss for hardly any more usable space. I'm sure the public will buy it up though.

Color me un-impressed.

I was hoping for a minivan sized prius, which I could use as a truck some day.

gone-ot 01-10-2011 05:02 PM

...looks like an aerodynamic station-wagon to me...I kinda/sorta like it!

...( + ) the rear-window area.

...( - ) those upright thingee's on the front bumper adjacent the lower opening.

KITT222 01-10-2011 06:22 PM

Amazing the opinions that vary from place to place. You guys think it's too big, Jalops think it is too small still. Both are a part of my double-sided auto-personality, though my 'practical' side is more dominant, and it's a good thing too.

I like it. The rear isn't as aerodynamic as it should be, but I think the front looks good, and proportions look good. But I don't think it is worth that big MPG drop.

CigaR007 01-10-2011 06:29 PM

Some driving footage

MetroMPG 01-10-2011 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by CigaR007 (Post 214288)
I like the design. Any specs pertaining to FE ?

Same drivetrain as the Prius. A bit heavier & worse aero, so no surprise...


the roomy MPV will net 42 miles per gallon in the city and an also lofty 38 mpg on the highway
source: Detroit 2011: Toyota Prius family adds a V for volume — Autoblog

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