Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2012 Toyota Prius V video


I think some people are missing the point of this car.

It is not replacing a Minivan in any way.
Toyota will be selling it against other 5 seater crossovers. Kind of like the Euro Ford C-max (Not the 7 seater Grand C-Max we're getting here)

In that case, 40MPG is great compared to the competition.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

VINCE said
"...Toyota will be selling it against other 5 seater crossovers. Kind of like the Euro Ford C-max (Not the 7 seater Grand C-Max we're getting here)..."

so the seating WILL be like the 2 (TWO!) C-Maxes that Ford just announced: the 'regular' Hybrid and Energi plug-in 5 seaters
which afaik, we ARE getting
:-D

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard pricing anywhere on this car?

slab99 said...

Yeah. I still miss the point of this variation. My neighbors have a Prius and an MDX. The MDX is their "time to shop at Costco" and road trip car. Doesn't the Prius actually get worse mileage on the highway than in the city?

Crash said...

I think this is a bit of a mis-step for Toyota..if anything, it's going to steal sales away from the current Prius.

My thing is, why not make it a 'true' crossover?? That's what the market wants! If they'd done that, I reason they'd generate more incremental sell thru.