Why has Toyota not thought of an AWD Prius V?

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  1. pierced

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    I´ve been an avid Rav4 fan. However, it changed when me and my wife decided a 7 seater was perfect for us thus the reason for us to get a Prius V. We are very satisfied w/ the V. My only question is why has Toyota not built an AWD for this awesome model?
     
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    The Prius v is built on the regular Prius' platform and I believe the extra weight (about 100kg) is already pushing the limits of that chassis. I'm guessing the other reason is probably cost.
     
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    Basically they knew the awd Venza was coming out and it has a similar form factor and price. There was a period where the camouflaged test Venza was mistaken as the new Prius v.
     
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    It's just sad considering that for me it's built perfectly for the family. The only thing holding it back is its sluggishness. Coming from a Rav4 avid lover, the rav is very compressed inside. The Prius V is a very comfortable 7 seater.
     
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    The v never moved past a problematic gen3 1.8L engine. Now the Venza and Rav hybrids have a much better 2.5L with very similar mpg and more power. Plus awd.
     
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    Unfortunately.. :(
     
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    I noticed that my 2017 Prius V four had this amusing sticker on the drivers door pillar. I assume that extra 12 lbs was the 8-way power seat. Guess I'll have to leave that bag of apples at home, we're too heavy:)
    LoadCapacity.jpg
     
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    Past examples of these reduced-load-capacity stickers have often been attributed to port-installed options and equipment.
     
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    Sienna AWD hybrid anyone?
     
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