This January Toyota has introduced its Prius v. Just recently Toyota has released complete specifications but this time they are revised in the favor of fuel economy.
During Detroit Auto Show the executives expressed their expectation regarding the achievement of 42/38/40 mpg (city/highway/combined) of fuel economy index. Since Auto Show Toyota raised that index by 2 mpg, making it 44/40/42 mpg. As opposed to electric Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, new Toyota Prius takes its place right after Honda Civic Hybrid with 44-mpg combined and original Toyota Prius with 50-mpg combined, catching up with Lexus CT200h.
There is no official pricing yet from Toyota but it was told that Prius v will cost a couple of thousands more than regular Prius liftback, which price is $24,520. Unlike the official specs report, the Toyota Prius v will get in dealers' hands with no delays, going on sale forthcoming fall.