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Old 01-10-2011, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 01-10-2011, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lots of people 'think' they need a bigger car than a Prius...
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I'd be very surprised if it did fit a 4'x8' sheet -- it is not quite a pickup!
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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.
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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.
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...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.
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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.
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I like the design. Any specs pertaining to FE ?
Same drivetrain as the Prius. A bit heavier & worse aero, so no surprise...

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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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