The Prius V has been around for quite some time now. The car manages to combine the attributes of the Prius while offering the usability of an MPV. Unfortunately the current model is getting dated. While some suggested Toyota would discontinue it, this is not really the case. Instead, they are about to release the 2019 Toyota Prius V. While they haven’t shown the car just yet, photographers already managed to take a rather good look at the future vehicle. For now it looks like the car is going to feature a new platform and a far more different design than before. This should allow Toyota to cover a far wider market share and it should make the Prius V a bit more appealing to the younger generation.
The Prius V will use the same TNGA architecture as Toyota’s other new cars. Just like these, the V will boast quite a bit of high strength steel and aluminum. This should allow them to keep the weight down while increasing the structural rigidity of the car. The details about the car’s wheelbase or size have yet to be released. From the spy shots we can see that it will be taller and wider. It also seems to boast a longer wheelbase too, but this is still uncertain. This change would allow the car to feature more room inside without having to sacrifice on anything.
Another big drawback of the older model was the way it drove. Well, the upcoming V is more than likely going to change that. We can expect a more involving car to drive which will definitely make it one of the better ones in its class. This will be possible thanks to a new independent rear suspension which wasn’t really the case up until now.
2019 Toyota Prius V Price and release date
At $27,000, the current model is well worth the money. However, it looks like the 2019 Toyota Prius V might get more expensive. The specifics are still unknown but we wouldn’t be surprised if the car ends up costing around $30,000 for a base model. This would give Toyota more room to give the car a far better set of features. Also, while the release date hasn’t been revealed, we can expect the new V to hit the market sometime in the late 2018.
The design of exterior
So far, the Prius V looked quite dull and not that impressive. Well, this will luckily change with the 2019 Toyota Prius V. This new model will feature a more aggressive design scheme, more in line with what the regular Prius has to offer. The rather unusual bulky design will be gone and from the spy shots we can even say the car looks a lot more like a Lexus than ever before. The lower front end with the swept-back headlights and the car’s rather aggressive tailgate make up for a rather impressive sight.
Inside the cabin – Interior
The interior is one of the biggest unknown factors about the new V. Even so, considering Toyota’s latest vehicles, it is safe to assume the V is not going to be all that different. The car will likely feature a relatively clean-looking dashboard with a minimal amount of buttons. We only hope that this time around the V will feature a slightly better infotainment system. The one in use up to this point has been average at best.
Under the hood – 2019 Prius V Specs
The 2019 Toyota Prius V will more than likely use their latest iteration of a hybrid powertrain. This will combine a 1.8 liter naturally aspirated inline-four engine coupled to two electric motors/generators. The combined output for this system will be just 121 horsepower. However, this doesn’t really mean the car will be slow. In fact, thanks to a better set of batteries and a far more potent management system, the car should feel quite a bit faster than before. We can expect a better 0 to 60 MPH time, a higher top speed coupled with far better fuel economy. Early rumors are saying up to 50 MPG on average. This would make the Prius V the most fuel efficient MPV on the market with the only real drawback being the car’s gearbox. This will continue to use a CVT which is not fun to drive nor that smooth.