April 17, 2024

Toyota Prius hybrid goes Campinn

Toyota Prius by Campinn

For all its evolution so far and all of the new versions Toyota introduced of the Prius hybrid, it has pretty much stuck to a relatively tight niche.

A hatchback or some sort of relatively unassuming and aerodynamic shape was the main story behind the presence of each generation of the Toyota Prius.

Toyota Prius by Campinn
Toyota Prius by Campinn

The guys who are fan of Top Gear will get a kick out of this but it seems that a company called Campinn is modifying the Prius and turning it into a mobile home.

This is something the presenters of the British show attempted just two seasons ago and though it didn’t revolutionize the industry everybody got some laughs out of it.

Getting back to the Campinn Toyota Prius, it is a rather weird thing for a number of reasons. The fact that it’s an economy car without any aerodynamic properties left on it is just one of them.

Toyota Prius by Campinn
Toyota Prius by Campinn

Most important dimension changes see the Toyota Prius hybrid by Campinn at 4.980 mm in length and 2.050 mm in height.

Officially we don’t know how, but it’s obvious that the Cx figure will suffer considerably and the highway fuel economy should drop by quite the amount.

The other would be how it was introduced at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon and now exists as a concept and yet the company that created it is already taking orders for the eventual production version.

Toyota Prius by Campinn
Toyota Prius by Campinn

On the brighter side, four people can now really kick it in the Toyota Prius and there’s even a second floor in the room above the roof.

1 Comment

  • Sean Adams August 18, 2012

    Make this a pop up hybrid and you got something make sure you can use hammocks inside and line the top with solar panels. Folks can shower at the YMCA and sleep in this save enough money to buy their first home with cash. If you installed a trailer hitch that would reach past the rear of this you would have a spot to hang chair hammocks maybe carry a couple bikes if drive kept it at 55 it would make a great short range camper.

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