Most owners of the Prius V wish there was more space than is currently offered. Well, the 2016 Toyota Prius V model comes with more passenger and cargo space for a whole family to enjoy. The new model has taken a wagon look which has led to more cargo and passenger space.
Motorists in snowing areas have a reason to smile as rumors indicate that the model will feature AWD which improves its handling. The Prius will also feature improved output and fuel economy and most of all it will be offered at an affordable price.
2016 Toyota Prius V Exterior
The exterior of the new Prius V will be made from aluminum which will cut its weight significantly which will improve its fuel economy and speed. The vehicle also features a slanting roof and a truncated trail. The 5-door hatchback has adopted the C-HR’s diamond architecture in its styling.
The 2016 Toyota Prius V will be offered in 4 trim levels which will be Two, Three, Four and Five trim levels. It comes with touch-sensor handles where you need to touch the driver side door handle for the standard model and any door handles for the other trims to gain access inside as long as the smart key is nearby. It also features LED headlights and taillights that turn on and off automatically as standard. A panoramic sunroof is also available .
2016 Toyota Prius V Interior
The new 2016 Prius V has received a great deal of modifications inside the cabin. The most noticeable modification is the new functional separation between passengers. Previous models used to have a plastic slash in between passenger seats making the cabin less usable. The center console and instruments panel are located at close reach to the driver. The new 4.2” TFT multifunctional display eases accessibility of important information.
The interior has plenty of cargo capacity; rear seats have split 60/40 ability and fold flat capability for expanded cargo space if need be. The vehicle comes with a 6.1-inch display audio system, USB INPUT, Bluetooth connectivity, AM/FM radio as well as CD/MP3/WMA players as standard. Motorists looking for more entertainment can opt for Sirius XM satellite radio.
Its seats are covered in quality cloth with an 8-way power adjustable driver seat. Rear seats can slide and recline however passengers want to boost their comfort levels. For convenience, the vehicle will have an array of storage compartments like upper and lower glove boxes as well as a front-under dash tray.
Engine, Specs and Performance
Though the automaker didn’t disclose engine specs during the car’s unveiling, we have managed to get the probable specs from our insider sources. The 2016 Toyota Prius V will feature a 1.8 L 4-cylinder petrol engine, which delivers 98 hp and 105 lb.-ft. of torque.
The engine will be paired with more powerful electric motors but of smaller size compared to the predecessor model, that’s Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor, which together with the petrol engine delivers 136 hp. The automaker may offer two different battery options i.e. the current nickel-metal hybride battery pack and a lithium-ion pack that provides a longer range. There are rumors that the car might be hooked with electronically controlled motor that powers all wheels.
It is the norm of the Prius to get a 10% fuel economy improvement with each new model. Similarly we expect the new model to continue the trend and improve the current model’s EPA ratings, which is 44 mpg on the highway and 40 mpg in the city.
Price and release date
The 2016 Toyota Prius V will make its debut at the L.A Auto Show which will be held in November. It will have a starting MSRP price of around $ 26,675 for base trim level ” Two” and goes up to $ 30.935, which is the starting price for the “Five” trim level.