2012 Toyota Prius V and Prius C Concept Debut in Detroit (Videos)

Toyota has sold nearly one million Prius Hybrids in the U.S. alone in the past ten years. To expand the Prius line-up Toyota has unveiled a more spacious MPV called Prius V and a supermini called Prius C Concept.

The Prius V features over 50-percent more interior cargo space than the current Prius and is powered by the same 1.8-litre four cylinder hybrid unit as the standard Prius.

For a high level of safety, there are seven airbags, a high-strength cabin and an energy-absorbing body structure with impact beams, cross members and leg absorption pads. New driver and front-passenger seat design helps lessen possible whiplash injury during a collision.

Prius V will be one of the first Toyotas with the Entune multimedia system, that leverages the mobile phone to provide a richer in-vehicle experience with fully integrated and wireless upgradeable navigation, entertainment and information services. The Prius V will go on sale in late summer 2011.

The Prius C Concept is Yaris-sized Prius supemini that will go on sale in North America in the first half of 2012. According to Toyota it will be the most fuel-efficient and most value-oriented hybrid in the United States, targeted to young singles and couples who want an eco-sensitive, high-mileage, fun-to-drive Prius.

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