Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

Toyota Prius V rebadged as the Daihatsu Mebius in Japan

By SYF77 on 13 Apr 2013

Attached Image

The Toyota Prius V has been rebadged as the new Daihatsu Mebius in Japan. The move is part of a business collaboration in the environmental technology field between the two companies as agreed in September 2010. Toyota has held 51 percent ownership of Daihatsu since 1998.

Attached Image

The Mebius is the second Toyota hybrid car rebadged as a Daihatsu, the first being the Camry hybrid's conversion into the Daihatsu Altis. This can be a bit confusing since Toyota has an Altis model itself.

Attached Image

The Prius V and MEbius are identical twins both internally and externally but the Mebius is offered exclusively as a five-seater while the Prius V can be specified with a seven seat arrangement.

Attached Image

Like the Prius, the Mebius has a hybrid setup consisting of a 99bhp 1.8-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 136bhp. Average fuel consumption is rated at 3.82 litres/100 km.

Attached Image



new model, hybrid cars and 6 more...

Viewed: 1,706 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The guide, while not mandatory, comes amid rising car complaints, mainly about defects. It is dev...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Hundreds of Tesla Model S and Model X owners recently gathered in China to set the 'Largest p...
Photo
Photos of the upcoming BMW M4 CS has been leaked online via BimmerPost. It was captured running a...
Photo
Rebates for low CO2 output may be revised to include pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and parti...
Photo
It has been 25 years since the since the birth of the McLaren F1 and the company has released a v...
Photo
While this is not exactly the case in Singapore, many customers around the world saw the opportun...
   Lifestyle Articles