More Details on the Upcoming Toyota Prius v Minivan

A while back Toyota announced it would be expanding its Prius Hybrid lineup, adding, among others, the 2012 Prius v. However, until now, we knew very little about the new hybrid minivan designed especially for active families. Finally, Toyota has released more information and we can't wait to share all the juicy details.

The new hybrid minivan is perfect for families on the go, the new 2012 Toyota Prius v seats five people. That's how it got the name" "v". But, while "v" officially (and befittingly) translates to five, it also unofficially stands for versatility. Thanks to a 60/40 split rear bench and fold-flat front passenger seat, the latest Prius offers four different seat configurations.

Another feature designed to appeal to growing families is the stain-resistant seat upholstery. It's functional. And, inspired by leather, it carries a distinctive fashion edge.

In addition to generous room for passengers, the Toyota Prius v offers envious cargo space. It's hard to believe. But, behind the hatch lies approximately 34 cubic feet of storage space! According to Bob Carter, Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager, the Prius v has "more cargo space than 80% of small SUVs."1 This makes it perfect for toting anything from groceries to camping equipment to sports gear.

The most important feature is the Prius v's superb fuel economy. Powered by a rear-wheel-drive system built around a 1.8-liter, 98-hp, four-cylinder mill, the forthcoming Toyota Prius v should burn approximately 5.35L/100km (1.41gal/62mi) on the highway and 5.88L/100km (1.55gal/62mi) in the city. Among the vehicles many other standard features and benefits are:

-          Recalibrated suspension
-          Seven standard airbags
-          Push-button start
-          Rear-view camera
-          Four Driving Modes: Normal, Power, Eco, and EV
-          Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
-          Six high-performance speakers
-          6.1-inch screen - fully integrates with iPhones, and serves to manage audio and video files and host Toyota's new infotainment system, Entune

Want to learn more about the 2012 Prius v, available starting this fall? Call Toyota of North Charlotte today at 704-875-9199. Or, visit us in person at 13429 Statesville Road Huntersville, NC.

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