Prius v Japanese Spec

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  1. 2013-Prius v

    2013-Prius v 2013 Prius v 5

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    In Tokyo & see many Prius v taxis

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    I think the v is the perfect size for taxi service.
     
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    2013-Prius v 2013 Prius v 5

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    I agree


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  4. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Washington DC cab drivers like the v too I noticed around Xmas last year.
     
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    2013-Prius v 2013 Prius v 5

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    Yes, you are correct. Called Alpha I think

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    2013-Prius v 2013 Prius v 5

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    More pics

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    Looks like the same ratio of prii i see here in North Vancouver on a daily basis. My guess is 75% of the taxi cabs here are prii in one form or another. Seems most of the older gen 2 are being phased out for the v, i see far more prius v taxis lately than gen2/gen 3 liftbacks combined.

    That last picture, 2 prius v, a liftback and, a nissan leaf/versa? cool :cool:
    The prius v must look like a small bus driving around tokyo, i remember when i was there a couple years ago the average vehicle size was much smaller than here. Lots of scion IQ size cars, and of course those tiny pickup trucks. :)
     
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    Although I'm living around Tokyo, I did not have so much chance to see Prius Alpha in taxi service.
    The exclusive car for taxi service, Crown Comfort is widely used in Japan. I can see many Prius (2nd and 3rd) now, and Alpha is increasing, however it's not so much. In my feeling, once in a day. Smaller car is probably better for narrow Japanese roads.

    BTW, some Prius Alpha in taxi service can use LPG as fuel by customization.
     
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    I was in San Diego two months ago. It seemed like half the cabs at the airport were Vs. Here in NYC...not so much.
     
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    I have ordered a new Picnic here in Hong Kong and they are directly imported Japanese spec vehicles.
     
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