New Prius V spotted (links included)

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  1. cjecpa

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    I wanted a new Prius since it came out in 2016 however, I needed more space. I looked at the V but with the new Prius I was waiting for either next generation V or RAV4 hybrid. I hope that Europe is not the only one's to get the next generation V really can do without AWD.
     
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    Quite a few articles glad to see the interest as I thought the V was dead.

    All-New Toyota Prius V Spied Track Testing
     
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    if this comes, it is.
     
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    Why because it has a 1.5 liter engine?
    Or because it's FE will likely be lower?
     
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    if it's a cuv, is it a v? i guess they can call it whatever they want, but to me, a v is a wagon.
     
  7. Tideland Prius

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    Quite small rear doors... perhaps part way between a CH-R and RAV4 in size?

    Basically the Prius SUV, sorry CUV that they wanted to re-energize hybrids. It may not have as much space as the Prius v. It will ride higher (guesstimating 6" ground clearance).

    Long suspension travel, comfortable and solid stiff chassis (But not overly stiff.. rear outside wheel is still on the ground under hard corner)

    @bhtooefr , what do you think?
     
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    I'm not 100% convinced that this is a Prius at all - I agree that those certainly look like Gen 4 headlights, but Toyota's entire styling direction is to go that way.

    I'm wondering if this is actually the new RAV4.
     
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    I'm no fan of minivans either, if they can make it get 50mpg in that format my reluctance is lower but if it's a glorified small RAV4 with MPGs to match my interest goes to zero.

    Anyway,
    I have been wanting to get back into crafting (a hobby that used to pay) and a longer streamlined plug in V with 50mpg would do the trick if interior space was improved slightly but my interest in a transport vehicle is pretty narrow, the current V with a plug and 50 mpg would still be better for me than yet another minivan called a CUV
     
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    Double wishbone at the back? Definitely in the Prius footprint
     
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    Give me a car like ride, 200hp, 30 cu ft of cargo room behind the rear seats and 50 mpg, you can sign me up. I can lower it like I did my Forester XT then it will look more like a hatchback kind of like the CX-5.

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    Color me VERY interested. Given my commute, I've put a lot of miles on my '16 Prius eco very quickly (just had the 80,000 mile service done this morning, after owning it for 1 year, 5 months, and 22 days). This could be a great replacement when it's time to get another vehicle.

    I'm willing to take an mpg reduction in exchange for more space & comfort, as well as a higher seating position. Before getting my '16 Prius, I considered the current V, but it was a little on the noisy side, and my 6'6" husband's knees were up against the dashboard when in the front passenger seat. He ran into the knee vs dashboard thing with the RAV4, plus the fuel economy on those is not all that good, even the hybrids.

    I'd also like to see a larger fuel tank than on the regular Prius...in mine, I can make two round-trip commutes before needing to refuel. If I could do the same in a new V, I'd be happy. It's not a deal-breaker, but hitting the gas station every day gets old after a while.
     
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    And if RAV4 is told to be plugged-in soon, why not this Priusv?
     
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    is it? barely got the prime plug in, and an afterthought at that.
     
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    RAV4 PHV is tempting! But if the Outlander PHEV is any indication, it will be pricey.
     
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    StephensPrius - Thank you very much for the information on the "Appears To Be" a GEN II Prius v(vee) you shared. I thought I was going to have to consider the more fuel-thirsty and heavier Sienna Hybrid, set to come out in US/NA next Model Year, as a candidate replacement for my Versatile v(vee) Wagon.

    Model Year 2019 will work very well for me because the 2012 Prius v(vee) 5ATP, which I have in the Family Motor Pool, will be converging on the 100,000-miles Traction Battery warranty expiration mileage about then.
     
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    Make the v the dedicated PHEV then, purpose built ;)
     
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    you should be running toyota!
     
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    Perhaps too soon, because the current generation was launched in early 2013, and normally lasts 6-7 years?
     
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    Well, it launched for model year 2013, and a new RAV4 would be launching as model year 2019 by the time one's actually revealed...
     
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