The Toyota Prius V, called the Toyota Prius in Japan, and Toyota Prius + in Europe, is a full hybrid gasoline-electric compact MPV / station wagon produced by Toyota Motor Corporation introduced in Japan in May 2011, in the US in October 2011, and was released in Europe in June 2012. The Toyota Prius V was unveiled at the North American January 2011 International Auto Show alongside the Prius c Concept, and it is the first Toyota Prius variant spun off the platform Prius. According to Toyota the “v” stands for “versatility.”
The Toyota Prius V given in the Japanese market with nickel-metal hydride battery at a price of ¥ 2.35 million (US $29,000), and the version Lithium-ion battery is expected to sell for £ 3 million (US $37,000). The Toyota Prius V base price in the US starts at $ 26,400 and offered only nickel-metal hydride battery. Since December 2013, global sales reached 405,100 units, led by Japan with 71.3% of the global sales model.
Toyota Prius V Specification
The Toyota Prius V design is like a small compact based on prevalent in Europe and has 0.29 drag coefficient with shape that evolved from Prius. The exterior styling is rounded with a roofline that allows the vehicle strikes to keep beyond the symbolic triangular Toyota Prius. Results difference there is a trapezoid-shaped front headlamps sharp-edged and wind-lying Aero corners for aerodynamics improved, and enlarged under grille. The styling of the rear has a specially designed roof spoiler that improves air.
The interior cargo space than 50% larger than the 2010 Toyota Prius, 5 inches (130 mm) long and 1 inch (25 mm) wide, providing the feet (970 L) 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats; offers more head height of 38 inches (970 mm) of rear leg room, and.
The Toyota Prius V includes many of the same standard features of the 2010 Prius, and the four modes of driving: Normal, Power, Eco and EV; smart key with push button start, an electronic shift lever, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and back-up camera. Options include energy-efficient headlamps LED, dynamic radar cruise control and Pre-Collision System (PCS), and advanced parking guidance system. The Prius V has a number of technical advancements including new Toyota System Antun Multimedia Toyota and a panoramic sunroof made of lightweight resin, 40% lighter than the same glass roof. Antun will premiere on the 2012 Toyota Prius v.
Toyota Prius V Powertrain
The Toyota Prius Vpowertrain uses the same 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle gasoline inline-four engine used in the conventional Toyota Prius, 60 kW traction motor, and shares of Hybrid Synergy Drive system Prius and the same 201 volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack.
Toyota introduced some refinements unique the Toyota Prius V powertrain. These include the preparation of a new “Pitch and Bounce” control motor that automatically Toyota Prius V recruit hilly roads and refined control was designed to enhance ride comfort and control. Because the Toyota Prius V is a great car and the high load capacity, suspension components to improve the open ride quality. “Pitch and Bounce” control activities and the suspension of the car to cancel the oscillation longitudinal Toyota Prius V is driven over uneven areas.
The Toyota Prius V also includes a re-engine the engine heating structure surrounding the catalytic converter on the car and the exhaust heat recirculation system has been refined to reduce engine warm-up time and improve resident heater response time in cold weather. A switch electronic valve that controls the engine recirculation through the exhaust heat recirculation system.
Toyota Prius V Fuel Economy and Emissions
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius V at 44 miles per US gallon for city driving and 40 miles per US gallon for highway, and to measure the combined of 42 miles per US gallon According to Toyota, the Toyota Prius V produces a few percent of the 66 emissions of smog-forming average new car. Under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test, the base model has a fuel consumption of 4.1 l / 100 km combined cycle and 3.8 l / 100 km driving in the city. Its CO2 emissions is estimated at 96 g / km. The top of the model line has a fuel consumption of 4.4 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 101 gr / km.
Toyota Prius V Markets and Price
Toyota introduced the Prius family member of the second with three regional car: the Toyota Prius V North American markets, the Prius a Japan, and + Prius in Europe. The Alpha foundation of the five-seat campaign in North America, and seven-seat released in Europe. A total of 184,838 Prius a / v / + were sold worldwide in 2012. Sales led by Japan with 289,000 Prius a sold from May 2011, representing 71.3% of the global sales model to December 2013. Global sales until December 2013 reached 405,100 units.
On May 13, 2011, Toyota introduced the Prius in Japan with a target sales of 3,000 units per month. The Prius Alpha is available in five, two model-row and seat seven, three in a row model, the last row of the third energy, space-saving lithium-ion battery drive in the center console. The five model uses a battery pack NiMH. Delivery of the Alpha will be delayed due to the effects of the earthquake 2011 and tsunami on production. Toyota announced that he had received 25,000 orders for the Prius hybrid Alpha wagon and minivan models Japan before the start of sales. The version of the five-Seater starts at ¥ 2.35 million (US $ 29,000), and the seven-Seater starts at ¥ 3 million (US $ 37,000). Since its introduction, a total of 111,500 Prius sold in Japan through April 2012, representing 80.8% of the Prius sales a / v model line world.
Toyota began sales of the Toyota Prius V in the US in October 2011 with a hydride battery pack nickel-metal similar to the 2010 model year Prius, two seats to accommodate five passengers. The European and the Japanese versions are offered with a Lithium-ion battery, with three rows of seats and seven passengers. Toyota’s sales target of 15 to 20% of the normal Prius sales in the United States, which represents approximately 30,000 units a year. With the Toyota Prius V, Toyota expects to increase its customer base to include young families with children looking for a spacious than the Prius hybrid. A total of 8,399 Toyota Prius V’s were sold during 2011, 40,669 units in 2012, and 34,989 2013 Cumulative sales reached upto 92,461 units through April 2014.
The Toyota Prius V Canadian’s Sales began in October 2011, the start of the base price of CA $ 27,200 (US $ 27,270). The Prius V sold units 553 in 2011, 4,077 in 2012, and in 2013 2,640 Cumulative sales through April 2014 reached 7,996 units. The European version is called the Prius + and was launched in June 2012. The European is given with lithium-ion battery, with three rows of seats and seven passengers. Of bad in the region reached 21,700 units to December 2013.
Toyota Prius V Safety
In the United States 2012 Toyota Prius V model year includes Toyota Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPN), which is designed to alert pedestrians, the blind, and some of the vehicle because of the significant noise reduction standard hybrid vehicle traveling at high speed in EV mode. This type of warning device authorized by the United States by the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010. The sound generated by the speakers without warning mounted and only at speeds below about 15 mph (24 km / h) activates automatically. The pitch varies with the speed of the car to walk in the sense of the Toyota Prius is fast accelerating or decelerating.
Toyota Prius V Recognition
The 2012 Prius V is selected among five finalists 2012 Green Car of the Year to be issued by the Green Car Journal in November 2011 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Prius Alpha was nominated 2012 Car of The Year Japan. Shared Car the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the Toyota Prius V was given a Green Car Report’s Best Buy 2012.