Remember the Toyota Prius Puzzle Teaser that posted on end of last year? Now, the car is revealed in the 2011 Detroit Motor Show. The car is named as Toyota Prius V.
The Prius V is 5 inches longer and an inch wider than the on-going Prius with the same 1.8-liter four cylinder hybrid powerplant. Of course, the Prius V is not capable to match the original Prius for its fuel efficiency.
Prius v will combine Entune with a standard Display Audio system rich with dynamic entertainment and communication features. The system will include HD Radio with iTunes tagging for future purchase; XM radio, weather, sports, stocks and local fuel pricing; Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless audio; and full iPod integration including music and video.
A new evolution in hybrid vehicles with excellent cargo space and Prius’ heritage of environmental performance and fuel economy, the 2012 Prius V will go on sale in 3rd quarter of 2011.
2012 Toyota Prius V – Preliminary Specifications
Powertrain: 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with VVT-i engine
Engine: 98 hp @ 5,200 rpm / torque: 105 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Electric motor: Permanent magnet synchronous motor Electric motor Power output: 80 hp/153 lb-ft torque Hybrid system
Combined net horsepower: 134 hp
Emission rating: SULEV/Tier 2 Bin 3
Drive System: Front-wheel-drive
Hybrid battery pack: Nickel-metal hydride
Estimated fuel economy: 42 mpg city/38 mpg hwy/ 40 mpg comb.
Overall Length: 181.7
Overall Width: 69.9
Overall Height: 62.0
Ground clearance: 5.7
Coefficient of Drag: 0.29
Wheels: 16-inch alloy wheels 17-inch alloy wheels (optional)
Tire Size: 16-inch: 205/60R16 17-inch: 215/50R17 (optional)
Seating Capacity: 5
EPA class rating: Midsize Station Wagon
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