toyota: prius+ at geneva motor show 2011
 
toyota: prius+ at geneva motor show 2011
mar 15, 2011

toyota: prius+ at geneva motor show 2011

the toyota ‘prius+’ concept car

along with the ‘2012 prius c’ concept, toyota has debuted its ‘prius+’ vehicle at geneva motor show 2011. incidentally, the addition to the now-sizable ‘prius’ family comes in well-timed conjunction with the company’s announcement of ‘prii’ as the plural of ‘prius’, as determined by a web vote involving 1.8 million users.

offering the best fuel economy of any seven-seater vehicle, the ‘prius+’ features three drive modes: a zero-emission fully electronic mode, split ‘eco’ mode, and ‘power’ mode, described as boosting overall performance. the car is the first non-plug-in hybrid of the company to use a lithium-ion battery pack, which sits beneath the floor. ‘prius+’ is reputed to attain a fuel efficiency better than 2.6L per 100km (90mpg).

toyota: prius+ at geneva motor show 2011 3/4 rear view

three rows of folding seats provide equally ready capacity for the transport of people and cargo. the second row features three independent, split-folding seats, while the third row splits 50:50 as needed.

while the vehicle retains the general aesthetic of the ‘prius’ line, its lower grille is enlarged, and vertical ‘aero corners’ along its front to improve aerodynamic efficiency for the larger body, achieving a 0.29 drag coefficient. a complete panoramic sunroof merges into a top-hinged tailgate at the car’s rear.

toyota: prius+ at geneva motor show 2011 side view

the ‘prius+’ is scheduled for release in europe in the first half of 2012. at present it is expected that only the 5-seater ‘prius v’ will be available in north america, but toyota has not specifically addressed whether perhaps the larger ‘prius +’ will eventually be brought there as well.

toyota: prius+ at geneva motor show 2011 the vehicle on display at geneva motor show 2011 image courtesy of autoblog

toyota: prius+ at geneva motor show 2011 detail on car rear image courtesy of autoevolution


official announcement of the prius+ at geneva motor show 2011
  • You are obvious more of the witty type, incomplete abbreviated sentences, that invoke little more then a grin in the conversation. Nice job, tike.

    Gimmy
  • ’92 Volvo, eh?

    lol

    me again
  • wow, you kids (dbkii,what?,me) have nothing to say, how about something worth saying… korean brands are copying american brands which for the most part are copying germany – so that kinda [email protected] the only true american car design is the enormous pickup, which [email protected] – this toyota prius s*cks for a whole other reason – have any of you driven one ? It’s annoying as hell you cannot see the nose of the car – so you don’t know how close you are to anything – and you can barely see out the back – the side mirrors are your only safe point. I’d rather stay with my ’92 volvo station wagon.. big heavy – turns like a champ – coasts for ridiculous lengths and gets decent gas mileage,is a 4 cyc turbo – lets talk a lil less about looks and talk lil more about function, tikes.

    gimmy
  • this is more like a minus than a plus

    me
  • Japanese design houses are completly lost, incredible how korean brands (kia for example) are going one way up and nissan, toyota and honda are going the way down…

    what?
  • hard to believe they could make it any uglier, but they have succeeded

    still one of the biggest hype-cons on the face of the planet

    dbkii

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