News on the Toyota 2012 Prius V Hybrid Wagon

Toyota this past week revealed more details of its new 2012 Prius V hybrid wagon – and reaffirmed plans to begin selling the car in the United States this fall, even though it has been delayed in Japan and other markets because of the March earthquake and tsunami.

The first new model in a planned expansion of the brand to create a family of vehicles bearing the Prius name, the V essentially is a crossover version of the mid-size hatchback that arrived for 2010 as the third generation of Toyota’s groundbreaking gasoline-electric gas saver.