The PHEV demo vehicle features are a blend of Prius II, III, IV, and V...

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  1. HTMLSpinnr

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    After spending more time w/ the PHV demo, it's obvious that the vehicle shares features that would not otherwise be packaged together for the 2010 or 2011 MY Prius.

    What makes it like a Prius II:

    • Lack of JBL head unit (instead, we have a Gen 5 double-DIN Denso NAV unit w/ AM/FM/single disc CD)
      • The chargers under the seat preclude the addition of XM or the JBL amps.
    • Despite NAV, no Bluetooth (or BT buttons on the steering wheel), but the head unit does have an AUX in under the center console.
    • Same 15" rims and tires as a Std. Prius
    What makes it like a Prius III:

    • Cloth Seats w/o power lumbar
    • Plastic A pillar cover
    • Lack of PlasmaCluster in the HVAC
    • Standard day/night mirror (no Homelink)
    • NAV (though not standard Prius type)
      • Not voice activated via steering buttons
    What makes it like a Prius IV:

    • Heated Seats
    • Remote A/C (but w/ heat ability - requires plugging in)
    • 3 Door SKS
    • Leather wrapped steering wheel
    What makes it like a Prius V:

    • Fog lamps (but no LED headlights)
    • Quick (lower ratio) steering rack (fast response, but wide turning circle)
    What's unique to itself:

    • Electronic fuel door release (to accommodate pressurized fuel system and associated depressurization)
    • Blue power button
    • Quieter e-brake pedal ratchet
    • Heat pump HVAC system (and associated humidity sensor on the windshield)
    • No EV button
     
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    Wheels are 15" right? What kind of tire does it has?
     
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    Same wheels and covers as Prius II-IV. This car has the Yoko Avid S33 just like my 2010.
     
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    Does it have a single door SKS? or three doors SKS?

    Ken@Japan
     
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    3 door. I knew I left something off the Prius IV line ;)
     
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    I love to have the heated seats and w/ heat ability - requires plugging in for Nov - Mar every winter
     
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    Just thinking 2012 model year.
     
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    Well, I'm happy to be a little cold if it'll improve mileage but that's one of the reasons I think every car should be able to plug-in.
     
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    Thanks for the very complete update.
    Nice that is has a version of the NAv, but no Bluetooth is strange- as many states require hands free.
     
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    Adding leather wrapped steering wheel - a Prius IV feature.
     
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    PHV Prius has so many desirable features that gives the best bang for the buck. It is a well thought out car.
     
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    I think if it had a better NAV head unit w/ Bluetooth and they managed to cram the JBL amp somewhere other than under the seat, I would have taken it "as-is".
     
  13. Tideland Prius

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    The unit looks like a Nav "Lite" (i.e. the ones found on the Corolla and Matrix in the US)
     
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    Hey what is under the seats, I know you said something was there so that an amp wouldn't fit. Do you have a picture under there? I figure worst case, you could get an aftermarket nav unit and replace the stock one. If you really need an amp with it I've seen people put it in the tray over the spare tire.
     
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    There's some converter underneath the passenger seat... It's PHV related and absent on standard Prius models.
     
  16. HTMLSpinnr

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    Under both sides is the PHV charging equipment.

    Under Driver's Seat:

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    Under Passenger's Seat:

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