The Prius V wasn't a CUV. Rather it was distinctly wagonish, which is out of favor. Rumor has it (take that for what it's worth) that for 2019 will replace it with a more CUV-like version of the Prius. We'll see.
Here's an article about the end of Prius V. Pretty funny.
Toyota Axes the Prius V in the U.S. - The Drive
Well, i really meant versus the other hatchbacks - Ioniq/Prius, although I looked and really it's about the same. Except for the V, which was basically a minivan/SUV for trunk space.I think the Niro has a smaller trunk space We are talking 19.4 (seats up) 53.5 (seats down) vs 24.5 and 52.6 on the CMAX. So trunk space with the seats don't is a tad larger, but much smaller with them up.
It may also means that Toyota and Ford made a research and understand that this market is slowly dying. But for real, I think it's just a way to clear the path for the new upcoming models that we're going to see soon.So basically the 2 cars that the Niro was going against are now being discontinued. Does this basically mean there isn't a demand for a small CUV that isn't all-wheel drive?