23 May '11, 4pm

First Drive: 2012 Toyota Prius V

First Drive: 2012 Toyota Prius V

'Toyota is seriously studying the possibility of bringing to the American market a hybrid vehicle containing three rows of seats that would not be built on the existing Prius platform but would be a member of the Prius-brand family, the company has announced. Toyota Division Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, speaking at a Prius V wagon (above) technical preview last week, also said in remarks that were embargoed for publication until today that over the next 20 months, 10 new or redesigned hybrids will be introduced in Toyota's global portfolio Toyota-Division-VP-and-GM-Bob-Carter said the three-row Prius would not be the same vehicle as the Prius Alpha that will be sold in Japan, which will contain a third row of seats in some of the cargo area of the five-seat Prius V wagon that will go on sale in the U.S. this fall. Rather, the vehicle that the company is s...

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