It’s the latest addition to the Toyota Prius hybrid family. Toyota Prius Plug-in will be on the market from the 9th July priced at £27,895 with the Government’s electric vehicle grant. The car comes in a single equipment specification featuring technologies such as head-up display, Toyota Touch and Go Plus infotainment system with satellite navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth, camera and LED daytime running lights and headlights. The company claims the new Prius CO2 emissions figures at just 49 g/km.
The new lithium ion battery can power the Prius Plug-in electric motor efficiently, allowing the car to travel over much greater distances with zero emissions and better performance. Once the charge is completed the car switches to Hybrid Synergy Drive automatically to extend its autonomy. The battery can be charged through a standard domestic plug or at an on-street charging point. The manufacturer supplies a 5m cable, stored in a special compartment in the boot’s floor, as standard.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in single specification also includes 15 “alloy wheels, DAB digital radio, JBL audio system with eight speakers, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control and heated front seats. Black leather upholstery, rear privacy glass, Protection Pack and Style Pack is offered as option. The bodywork comes in four colours including the new Sky Blue, Tyrol Silver, Novus Grey and White Pearl Pearlescent.