2015 Toyota Prius v Updated to Look Like its European Sibling

Following the refresh of the European-spec model (the Prius+) earlier this year, Toyota has applied a similar makeover to the Prius v sold in the United States.

Debuting at the LA Auto Show, the model features a new front styling and new taillights, as well as new colors including Attitude Black Metallic, Absolutely Red and tasty Toasted Walnut Pearl. The car features a new front bumper and grille, available integrated fog lights and available LED low- and high-beam headlights.

Inside, the 2015 Toyota Prius v gains improved equipment including a new Entune Audio system, newly available 8-way power driver’s seat and a 4.2-inch TFT screen (standard on Prius v Three and higher). Additionally, the available Advanced Technology Package has been upgraded for 2015 model year and now includes the Automatic High Beams and Lane Departure Alert functions.

Nothing changes mechanically, with the Prius v using the same Hybrid Synergy Drive system as the standard Prius, which consists of a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. With a combined output of 134 horsepower, the Prius v delivers EPA-estimated 44 mpg (5.3 l/100 km) city / 40 mpg (5.9 l/100 km) highway ratings and can run on the gasoline engine alone, battery alone, or a combination of both.

The 2015 Toyota Prius v will arrive in U.S. dealerships in December with a base MSRP of $26,675 for the Prius v Two. The Prius v Five will cost $30,935 (all pricing excludes a $825 delivery, processing, and handling fee).


237 HP Skoda Kodiaq vRS Becomes UK Police’s Latest Pursuit Vehicle

The police version of the Kodiaq vRS features no mechanical upgrades compared to the standard vehicle.

Nissan Faces $40 Million Fine For Under-Reporting Ghosn’s Compensation

Japan’s Securities and Exchange Commission claims that this has had a big impact on investors’ decisions.

Mercedes-Benz Concludes First Tests Of Silver Arrow 01 Formula E Racer

Like Porsche, Mercedes will compete in the all-electric open-wheel series for the first time.

Out Of Control RV Goes Flying Into Departing Ferry, Driver Gets Killed

The driver is being praised a hero for honking his horn to alert people to get out of the way.

Guy Martin Drives A 1,000 HP Tractor To Record-Setting 103.6 MPH

The record for the fastest tractor was once held by Top Gear’s The Stig, but now it’s been blown out of the water .

2020 Genesis G80 Now Available In Australia With 311 HP V6, Two Trim Levels

Genesis’ luxury sedan has a comprehensive list of standard equipment and is priced from $69k AUE.

Hyundai Said To Be Planning Electric Compact SUV, Could Launch In 2021

The rumored EV will sit on a dedicated platform and slot above the Kona Electric in Hyundai’s range.

New BMW Z4 M40i Unleashes Its True Potential Courtesy Of G-Power

The German roadster now packs a mighty 493 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Fiat Panda Waze Returns To The Lineup With New Two-Tone Option

Featuring standard Waze navigation, the new special edition has a contrasting black roof and gloss black accents.

Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody Will Make A Nice Entry In The Muscle Car Class

The Charger Widebody should be offered with three different engine options, topped by the Redeye.