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Report: Toyota Prius "Alpha" MPV coming in spring 2011

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on May 24th, 2010 at 7:01PM

When Toyota gets around to launching additional body styles to the Prius lineup next year, the first model – a compact MPV – is expected to be badged as Alpha. The small van based on stretched version of the current Prius will add a third row of seats and should be the first production Toyota hybrid with a lithium ion battery pack. Toyota is currently testing a fleet of plug-in Priuses with lithium batteries, but those won't be going into production until 2012. The seven-seat Alpha is expected to be about one foot longer than the current Prius hatchback. A shorter, five-seat... Read More

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