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Prius V - 7 seats + polycarb roof

posted Aug 20, 2012, 7:54 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"What exactly is it? Looks like a Prius hatchback but isn’t. Prius V is larger by 135mm and 80mm in the wheelbase, completely reconfigured with seven seats and a high-tech lithium-ion battery pack.

Powertrain: 1.8-litre Atkinson cycle petrol four producing 73kW/142Nm and lithium-ion battery pack producing 27kW. Continuously variable transmission, front-drive. Combined fuel consumption 4.1 litres per 100km, 0-100km/h 11.3 seconds.

Anything interesting in the equipment list? The flagship Prius V i-Tech comes with adaptive radar cruise control, satellite navigation, Pre-Crash safety system, automatic parking (parallel or reverse-line) and synthetic leather upholstery. Prius fact: the V’s transparent polycarbonate (that’s plastic to you and me) roof is a Toyota first.

Price: $65,490"