Video: 2012 Prius v Panoramic Resin Roof

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Danny, May 23, 2011.

  1. Danny

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    Here's a great CGI video provided by Toyota of the resin roof available on the 2012 Prius v. The resin roof is 40% lighter than conventional glass roofs and has a much higher heat insulation factor than glass or steel. Plus it looks really cool.

     
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  2. Tideland Prius

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    I must say the interior does look impressive. I've yet to see it in person (was not shown at the local auto show) so I guess I won't see it til it reaches the showroom
     
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    That's like magic. Both resin roofs went into a tiny section.
     
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    It is as impressive in real life too.
     
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    Aww... you should've driven down to the Seattle area. It made to this area 2x. Unfortunately, neither time did they have a v with any sunroof.
     
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    One of my favorite features is that the shades go back into place when you lock the doors in order to keep heat out of the cabin.
     
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    No solar panel with remote AC option right?
     
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    I think it's too bad the panoramic roof is only available on the advanced tech package :mad:
     
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    Sweet! Is the roof see through?
     
  10. Tideland Prius

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    Nice touch. Two questions

    1. So does it open again when you unlock?

    2. Are the shades independent? It looks like they both open and close together.

    I don't think I was in the area when they showed up.

    Roof, yes. Shade, I don't think so.

    Yep. I wished it was available on lower packages. Why is it a "premium option"? (i.e. packaged with the AT)
     
  11. spwolf

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    tideland: i would guess it is packaged with AT to simplify their build orders.
     
  12. Tideland Prius

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    I guess they think the take rate will be low.