Published on May 13th,2011 at 5:22 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Toyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next year

Toyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next year

Barely a month after our first test drive of Toyota’s Prius A prototype, Toyota invited us today to the official launch of its new Seven Seater known overseas Prius V in North America and Prius + In Europe.

So what’s new here? Well actually nothing really, today’s car is actually technically and physically the same as the prototype we tested last month, the only difference here that we finally have an official name for it for the Japanese market: Prius A (Alpha) and a price list!
The Prius A will be available in Japan in several configuration with either a 5 seat of 7 seat version of the car divided in six different grades with a market price starting at 2,35 to 3,305 Million Yen.

The Prius A (Alpha) was originally schedule to be available in Japan at the end of April, but due to what happened here and even if today’s is the official launch date of this new Hybrid “People Carrier” Japanese customers won’t have the chance to get their car before April 2012! Yep an 11 month delay is to be expected if you were to place your order today this mainly due to back-orders and strong demands due to the March 11 Earthquake.

Identical technically speaker, the 2 row (5 seats) Prius A and 3 row (7 seats) Alpha features however one difference on its “Hybrid” part where the 5 seats version comes with a Nickel-Metal Hybrid battery, while the 7 seats version comes with a more compact yet as powerful Lihium-Ion battery that will be place in the central console between the driver and its passenger.

Bottom line the Prius A is could be compared as a “Wagon” version of the actual Prius with a slightly decrease fuel efficiency due to the overall shape and passenger capacity of this new car.

For our first impression Hands-on here just after the break on this new Prius A

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Toyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next year
Toyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next yearToyota launch its new 7 Seater Prius A in Japan today and expect to ship it later next year
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  • http://twitter.com/NazrulFazli Mohamad Nazrul Fazli

     pergh….terbaik…

  • http://twitter.com/NazrulFazli Mohamad Nazrul Fazli

     pergh..terbaik..

  • DrSlump

    Useless… old.. Do you want less pollution? Easy: use a turbo CH4 vehicle. Toyota prius is pure garbage, with a lot of complexity without real advantages.

  • Dr.Helpyououtofyourslump

    “Complexity without real advantages…”?  That “complexity” has apparently only resulted in one of the most reliable vehicles around— period.  One of – the most fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S.  It is one that requires nearly no transmission, or brake maintenance (predictable sarcastic replies aside).  And contrary to popular mis-conception is likely to not require much in the way of expense where the battery cells are concerned for almost all owners.  It is a great car not because of it’s “green” impact.  Many Prius owners buy regardless of so called environmental concerns.  For those who plan to own it for much time at all, it is a great car in nearly every measure except for enthusiast driving credentials.  Additionally, the “premium” that so many erroneously connect to it over so-called comparable cars is much more minimal that many would believe as they compare the mid-size Prius to compact vehicles that are also less favorably equipped.

  • Dr.Helpyououtofyourslump

    “Complexity without real advantages…”?  That “complexity” has apparently only resulted in one of the most reliable vehicles around— period.  One of – the most fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S.  It is one that requires nearly no transmission, or brake maintenance (predictable sarcastic replies aside).  And contrary to popular mis-conception is likely to not require much in the way of expense where the battery cells are concerned for almost all owners.  It is a great car not because of it’s “green” impact.  Many Prius owners buy regardless of so called environmental concerns.  For those who plan to own it for much time at all, it is a great car in nearly every measure except for enthusiast driving credentials.  Additionally, the “premium” that so many erroneously connect to it over so-called comparable cars is much more minimal that many would believe as they compare the mid-size Prius to compact vehicles that are also less favorably equipped.

  • Dr.Helpyououtofyourslump

    Additionally- despite the great qualities of some very efficient diesel vehicles– comparable efficiency is not satisfactory when one considers the ridiculous premium associated with buying diesel at current prices.

 

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