It wasn't that long ago that we published our 2011 Toyota Prius review video, and now already we're not just talking about the upcoming 2012 Prius, but a whole new group of Prii (the plural for Prius). My how the time flies. So what new cars for sale can we expect at our local Toyota dealers? Let's review.
The new 2012 Prius will be on lots soon, and doesn't differ greatly from the car we broke down in our 2011 Toyota Prius review video. The outward tweaks are subtle, to clue in on them look around the headlamps and tail lamps. It's hard to notice the differences even when you pull up next to an older used Prius for sale. Most of the real changes are between the trim levels now either rolling in common features or more cleanly separating features.
Of course there still are no Toyota incentives on the Prius, though Toyota is offering incentives on several other models including zero percent financing on many of their other models including the Sienna, Corolla, Avalon, Camry, RAV4, Venza, Highlander, and the Tundra pickup truck. Rebates are modest, from $1,000 to $2,500 or you can have the option of zero percent financing.
So where's the new meat for local Toyota dealers? It's on the Toyota Prius V, and in the rear to boot. A roomier wagon version with more truck room than the standard Prius at the sacrifice of a few MPG dropping from 51 city to 44 MPG city which is still good enough to make our list of 40 MPG vehicles. The trunk is big enough that in the European model they fitted an extra row of seats. The North American model still has the standard seating configuration however.
On the way as well is an all electric Prius, though it's still many months off for everyone who wants to save the environment further. The all electric Prius will make 40 MPG seem like small potatoes and could be the talk of all other new cars for sale. Two new Prii models along with an updated Prius might not be a bad thing for anyone interested in a used Prius for sale either. Expect current Prius owners to jump all over these new models, which might be a good thing for you. After all, someone has to buy those used Prius.