24 Aug 2018
Toyota revised its Prius V hybrid people-mover, with new safety features as well as ride and handling improvements.
The additional safety gear over the outgoing model included a hill-start assist system and a lane-departure alert that was tuned for Australian roads, featuring a buzzer and visual warning.
Tweaks were made under the skin to improve noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels, as well as ride and comfort.
Redesigned dampers, revised damping force in the mid and high damper velocity range, improved spring characteristics in the trailing arm bushes all contributed to better ride comfort, handling stability, and NVH performance.
The Prius V featured revised exterior styling, including a new front bumper and headlights, vertical LED daytime running lights, and a new upper grille.
At the rear, the Prius V gained new tail-lights, a new bumper with an integrated diffuser and a rear spoiler, and a redesigned licence plate garnish.