2012 Toyota Prius V: In An Alternative World, It Has 7 Seats

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Toyota Prius a(alpha)

2012 Toyota Prius V: In An World, It Has 7 Seats

Have you wondered what life be like if one tiny thing in world changed? For example, if you earned more money? Or had a name?

What if Toyota a 7-seat version of its Prius V

We can’t tell you what would be life with money or a different name, but we can you with the 7-seat Prius V

Because it’s real. At if you live in Europe or Japan. And called the 2012 Prius in Europe, or the Prius Alpha in

Same car, different

Outwardly, the 2012 Toyota Plus is indistinguishable from the spec 2012 Toyota V.

Look inside however, and an extra row of seats squeezed in the load bay should be.

The idea, says, is to offer MPV-mad and Japanese buyers the chance to buy a car retains the excellent gas mileage of the Prius, but also gives the extra seats they

Powered by the same 98 horsepower Atkinson cycle, 4-cylinder and 60-kilowatt motor found in the Toyota Prius V, there’s a of 134 horsepower available to get you from 0 to 62 mph in seconds.

Since it isn’t in the U.S. the 2012 Prius doesn’t have official EPA gas figures. While it varies in slightly from the 2012 V, we’d guess it should manage the same 42 mpg combined of its cousin.

Like the 2012 Prius V, there’s the same cluster, dual-zone climate and navigation system, while the row of seats benefit from and aft adjustment as well as the ability to

It’s worth noting that the middle row of seats in the Plus are individually adjustable a 30:30:30 split, versus the V’s 60:40 split.

Toyota Prius a(alpha)

This it possible to carry long down the center of the car while being able to carry

2012 Toyota Prius Battery

In order to squeeze an extra row of into the same 181.6 frame as the Prius V, Toyota’s had to relocate the car’s traction pack.

But the nickel-metal hydride pack found in every Toyota Prius since the sedan proved just too big to put else in the car, so Toyota were left with one replace it with a lithium-ion

Repackaged, the Prius Plus’ 56-cell lithium-ion battery is some 17 pounds lighter the V’s nickel-metal hydride pack, and in between the front two seats the center console.

The result? A Prius that two extra seats but doesn’t the ability to carry large when the rear seats are flat.

Admittedly, the center only has a storage area big for a folded map or a few compact discs, but we the moved battery pack now mid-car — results in road handling.

Toyota Prius a(alpha)
Toyota Prius a(alpha)


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