Spy photographers caught the family 2012 Prius modification during testing on the roads in Europe.
Seven-seat Toyota Prius hybrid car drove to the tests under the protection of black and white bedspreads, under which distinguishable shape grille, head-optics and rear LED lights. The hybrid Prius hatchback minivan higher and longer than about 250 mm, Toyota engineers managed to place inside the third row of seats designed for two passengers.
It is assumed that the new Japanese giant will have gasoline-electric power plant with total capacity of 136 hp, which is completed and the hatchback Prius, but instead of a nickel-hydride batteries estate equip a new set of lithium-ion battery company Panasonic. The increase in weight minivan will make it more low-speed and hog compared to hatchbacks, whose consumption per 100 km on the combined cycle is less than 3.9 liters.
World debut of Toyota Prius Minivan will be held in early January at an international exhibition in Detroit. According to some sources, the cost of a minivan is $ 22,000, on the other – about $ 40,000.