Toyota has presented today its all-new Prius V minivan that will join the current, third-generation Prius, starting from late summer 2011. The Prius V Hybrid shares the same platform and drivetrain as the regular, five-door model.
Inside, the Prius V offers seating for five with increased headspace and visibility. The 60/40 split, folding rear seats allow for four different seat arrangements, while a fold-flat front-passenger seat allows for longer cargo.
The Prius V Minivan will offer an available lightweight resin moon roof with retractable sunshades, boasting a 40-percent reduction in weight compared to conventional glass roofs of the same size.
The Toyota’s hybrid minivan will also be the first offered vehicle with all new, Entune multi-media system. The new system supports mobile apps, such as Bing, OpenTable, and movietickets.com, as well as allowing access to travel-related services, such as live weather, traffic, fuel information, stocks, news and sports.
As mentioned, the Prius V features the same hybrid drivetrain as the regular Prius matting a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine with an electric motor.