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  1. Prashanta

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    Given it’s not likely a US release there won’t be much coverage until it’s almost ready to hit the streets which may be over a year off, given it’s still just a mule
     
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    rav4h?
     
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    I was hoping for something a little less SUV-like and a little closer to Prius fuel economy.
     
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    would be nice, but pretty close to v mpg?
     
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    Prius V could continue its development as the 3Gen-4Gen did. Here in Europe Toyota still sells the Prius+ (7 seat version of the V, and with a Li-ion pack under the dash).
    TNGA, updated transaxle/powerplant (10% more fuel economy), and a plug...would buy one immediately.
     
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    after sales began to tank . . . . the company likely had 2nd thoughts.
    what a shame.
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    I assumed a hybrid Corolla hatchback is as close as we’ll get to new v in the states.
     
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    Not even close. Wheelbase show us the Prius 4gen is still larger than the new Corolla Hatchback...

    Corolla E210 Hatchback -wb 104in.
    Prius XW50 - wb 106.3in.
    Prius XW40 (Prius v) - 109.4in

    (and cabin measurements which I didn't search for)
     
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    Some cars have a short wheelbase but longer body, longer cars can be made more cheaply with a short wheelbase as well
    usually RWD though
     
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    I have to point out that Prius+/alpha XW41 seats 7 in Europe and Japan. There is no way a Corolla hatchback can catch up with that.

    Also:

    The interior cargo space is more than 50% larger than the 2010 Toyota Prius, 5 inches (130 mm) longer and 1 inch (25 mm) wider, providing 34.3 cubic feet (970 L) of cargo space behind the rear seats; it also offers 38 inches (970 mm) of rear leg room, and more head height.[8][15]

    (in Wikipedia Prius v)
     
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    The Corolla sedan and wagon, both available as a hybrid, have a longer wheelbase than the hatchback; the same as the Prius. The Rva4 is 105.9in. The Highlander is 109.8in.
     
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    No idea but it is still on sale in Canada and Japan.
     
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    I am the mind behind this huge speculation BTW lol, its a Lexus SUV as trollbait reffered to in post #7.
    U can read all about the speculation there lol, i hope its a new prius V SUV since it would be a smart move to change its shape into a SUV, sales-wise. But yea.. Who TF knows... The Prius V is still for sale here in Europe aswell.

    And the corolla Sedan and Touring sports`s wheelbase is 106.2 inches.
     
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    I never said the Corolla was equal in all ways the the v. I merely said I figure it’s as close as we’ll get to it in the states (at least for a now.) RAV4 hybrid sales outpaced the v greatly. I like the v and I like the better fuel economy. But it makes sense for Toyota to market what sells. And the numbers showed them the v wasn’t it.
     
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    US January Toyota Sales
    January 2019 Sales Chart | Corporate

    Toyota Prius Sedan 1,540
    Toyota Prius PRIME(only) 1,123
    Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 1,282

    Spending money on a prius V update seems like a total waste. Now producing a tall wagon phev type cross over that may be worthwhile, but that is probably not what they were testing. Until then the 2019 rav4 hybrid will probably produce more sales.

    2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid First Test: More Power, Less Gas - MotorTrend
     
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    The Rav4h is projected to exceed 20% of total Rav4 sales. so figure 50k on an annual basis. Why invest in a v?

    With the Camry Hybrid, is the Prius itself in trouble? Once you get to 40MPG, are that many willing to pay a price in image, luxury, room, etc to gain another 5 or 10?
     
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    I’m guessing 40mpg is a sweet spot for someone used to getting 20-25 mpg in city driving. It’s near 2x and they get a modern car compared to their 10-15 year old or even 20 year old car that may have been smaller, less powerful and less luxurious. To them, 40mpg is good enough and will tide them over another 10-15 years til BEVs become more prevalent.
     
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