Toyota Prius Plug-in priced from £34,895
Toyota has opened order books for its all-new Prius Plug-in, which brings an EV-only range of over 30 miles along with double the driving range of its predecessor.
Developed on the same Toyota New Global Architecture platform as the standard, full hybrid Prius, the second-generation Prius Plug-in is priced from £34,895 and features Toyota’s first Dual Motor EV Drive system, increasing EV power by around 83%. It also brings a larger, higher capacity lithium-ion hybrid battery, giving increased EV driving range.
Other technological breakthroughs include a Battery Warming system to minimise the impact of cold weather on the EV driving range, plus two world firsts: an optional EV range-extending solar roof and gas-injection heat pump air conditioning.
In the UK, two grades will be offered, Business Edition Plus and Excel. Both versions feature the Toyota Safety Sense active safety systems as standard along with dual-zone automatic air conditioning, footwell heating and Smart Entry and Start.
The Business Edition Plus specification includes the Toyota Touch 2 with Go touchscreen multimedia and navigation system, heated, auto-dimming door mirrors with an automatic retracting function, rear view camera, dusk-sensing LED headlights, colour head-up display, Bluetooth, six-speaker audio with DAB reception and heated front seats. The solar roof system can also be specified as an option.
Excel models add in rain-sensing wipers, Simple Intelligent Park Assist and front and rear parking sensors, a 10-speaker JBL premium audio system, voice recognition control for the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia and navigation system and leather upholstery.
On-the-road prices start at £34,895 for the Business Edition Plus, £37,095 for Excel, and the vehicle also qualifies for the plug-in car grant, which provides £2,500 towards the vehicle purchase cost.
Deliveries start from 1 March.
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