The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced some new and interesting details about its 2012 Prius v.
According to the car manufacturer, the new Toyota Prius v is powered by a 1.8 liter four-cylinder double overhead cam (DOHC) 16 valve VVT-i engine which is developing 98 horsepower at 5.200 rpm and has a peak torque of 142 Nm (105 lb-ft) available at 4.000 rpm, and an 80 horsepower electric motor with 153 lb-ft of torque (207 Nm), generating a total output of 134 horsepower (100 kW) and “helped” by the nickel-metal hydride 36 HP and 650V battery pack. The hybrid powertrain is being mated to an ECVT (electronically controlled continuously variable transmission) which enable the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 10.4 seconds, with a top speed of 103 mph.
The 2012 Toyota Prius v is 181.7 inches long, 69.9 inches wide and 62.0 inches high (63.0 with the Panoramic Roof), with a wheelbase of 109.4 inches. The Prius v is coming with standard features like the projector-beam halogen headlamps with auto-off feature, 16 inch alloy wheels, LED taillamps and stoplamps, color-keyed power heated outside mirrors with folding feature, Hybrid Synergy Drive blue accent badges, washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers, rear window defogger with timer, intermittent rear window wiper, UV reduction glass windshield, rear spoiler with LED and roof-mounted antenna.
Standard interior features are the single-dial automatic climate control with air filter, dust and pollen filtration mode, electric compressor and push button controls, fabric-trimmed front seats with seatback pockets, front and rear door storage pockets with sculpted bottle holders, smart key system on driver’s door with push button start and remote illuminated entry, digital instrumentation, electronic shift lever with Hybrid Synergy Drive blue accent and EV/Eco/Power modes.
Toyota didn’t say anything about the 2012 Prius v’s price yet but the vehicle is available with a choice of seven exterior colors and it’s coming with a three-year / 36.000 mile warranty Comprehensive, five-year / 60.000 mile Powertrain, five-year / unlimited mileage Corrosion Perforation and eight-year / 100.000 mile Hybrid related Component Coverage.