Is Toyota Prius V discontinued? According to the official site, yes. According to spy photos – NO. The next-gen minivan is going to appear as the 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon. Well, the spy shots are taken in Germany, so we don’t know exactly what the Japanese company is planning with this model. That is not all since most of the features is to be shared with the Prius V Hatchback. These two models are ready to battle the rising threat of crossovers and SUVs.
The existing hybrid didn’t fulfill the expectations. At first, chiefs planned to discontinue the Prius V models, both wagon and hatchback. But, as soon as they realized the importance of having such vehicle in its stable, bosses decided to give another shot to 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon. Well, we will see it for a few years, since the MPV is entering the new generation.
2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon Hybrid Specs
There are few strengths engineers will love to see on the new drive system. Previously, the Prius V used a 1.8-liter petrol unit as the base. Together with a 60 kW battery, the system was creating 135 hp. Not too quick, but the Prius V had enough power for city cruising. Also, the minivan could take only electric power, but at low speeds and on short distances.
Everything will be much better on the 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon. The new model will get a larger battery. We can expect the same petrol engine and CVT transmission. Also, new drive modes are possible. Drivers could boost efficiency or power by switching between EV and Power styles of the drive. The first setup brings better mileage, and the second one improves acceleration.
2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon EV
On the other hand is it possible for the 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon hybrid to evolve into an all-electric vehicle? Toyota is one of the leaders in this segment. The future of the automotive industry is EVs and hybrids. Putting together these two give a clear answer – YES! And the all-electric Prius V Wagon wouldn’t surprise the majority of experts. However, there are some opinions that launching this kind of vehicle would be waste of time and money. We say – go ahead Toyota!
2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon Spied
Although the company announced the discontinuation of the Prius V, further details were not available. Whatsoever, recent images are showing the 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon is still possible. In the matter of fact, the spied vehicle is obviously a new generation of the Prius V. If the base hatchback model is on the way, then there is a high possibility for the Wagon to come back as well.
Well, spy shots are making further questions. Since the vehicle was spotted in Germany, is it going to be available only in Europe? Heavy camouflage is hiding most of the 2019 Prius V Wagon. Toyota is definitely up to something special. We already mentioned EV, but it is not possible to see on spy photos if the electric version is being tested, or standard hybrid.
The shape of the test mule is showing that 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon will use a new platform. It should be the TNGA. Highlights of this architecture are reduced noises of the road, wind, and engine, as well as the usage of more modern materials. These will make 2019 Prius V Wagon lighter. Also, fewer pounds is boosting overall handling and driving impression. The V Wagon version will carry over an independent rear suspension the regular Toyota Prius is using. Spy photos are also showing more space between the car and the ground. Some details are characteristic for a hatchback, and these will be different for V Wagon. Whatsoever, designers will bring a sportier minivan than it was before.
Inside the 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon, we will find a lot of cool features. But, first of all, the company is focused on safety. Buyers can expect maximum protection and smart alert features that will prevent collisions and accidents. Entune infotainment system will be up to date. However, the base model is not going to offer high-end apps and features. The modest basic package will leave room for buyers to upgrade its ride with accessories they want to see, without not too many unnecessary equipment pieces.
2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon Release Date Rumors
Spy photos are tickling our imagination, but fans are still worried about the official statement. The new Prius V will arrive soon, and we will know more about the Wagon version then. However, fans still believe the Japanese company is not going to leave the 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon outside the lineup.
Another big question is the price of the 2019 Toyota Prius V Wagon. If the vehicle becomes an EV, that will change the situation. With hybrid, we can expect the cost under $30,000 to stay competitive with Kia Niro and Ford C-Max Hybrid.