19 Jun '11, 4pm

Toyota Tweaking Capabilities of Plug-in Prius

ust got back from test-driving the 2012 Toyota Prius V (the new, bigger Prius). You'll be able to read our first impressions on it later this week, but in the meantime, we picked up some news related to the forthcoming 2012 Toyota Prius PHV, the plug-in hybrid version that we recently drove in prototype trim. As we noted in that firsthand review, the plug-in Prius we drove is part of a test fleet. Toyota's collecting all kinds of data and feedback that will help it shape the final production car, which we learned will be unveiled to the public this September at an event in California. Look for it in showrooms sometime early next year. In talking to the Toyota folks at today's Prius V event, we also learned of two crucial changes being made that should improve the Prius PHV's all-around usability and will likely tweak its fuel efficiency for the better. The different Prius ...

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