Five years after it made its debut, the latest-generation Prius Plug-in is set to hit UK shores, bringing with it a fresh new look and plenty of impressive features. This five-door car is now available in two trim levels: Business Edition Plus and Excel.
The newest iteration has received a dynamic make-over, which is most notable on the car’s front fascia. Here the headlights are even sleeker than before and are complemented by almost-vertical LED lighting either side of the vehicle’s radiator grille. The Prius Plug-in has an appealingly streamlined silhouette too, and boasts a number of eye-catching features, such as alloy wheels and body-coloured door mirrors.
A four-seat cabin provides front-row occupants with heated positions. The driver can quickly find his or her ideal position thanks to adjustable seating and a rake-and-reach-adjustable steering wheel. The latter is fitted with audio controls for ease of use when driving, and there are plenty of cubby spaces for everyone on board to make use of. Boot capacity stands at 360 litres with all seats up, and this can be increased to 1,633 litres with the rear seats folded. Upgrading to the Excel trim brings leather upholstery to the cabin.
Prius Plug-In Models and Features
Business Edition Plus
• Smart Entry and Push-button Start
• Toyota Toyota 2 with Go Navigation
• Automatic Air Conditioning with 'HUMI' Occupant Detection
• Toyota Safety Sense, including Pre-Collision Warning & Adaptive Cruise Control
In addition to Business Edition Plus
• JBL Premium Audio System with 10 speakers
• Intelligent Park Assist, including front and rear parking sensors
• Nakano Black or Cool Grey leather seats
• Leather front and rear armrests
The new Prius Plug-in benefits from improvements in lithium-ion battery technology, as well as greater efficiencies delivered by the vehicle’s electric motor. For instance, the vehicle can now achieve approximately 30 miles on electric power alone – double the range achieved by the previous generation. The car also returns as much as 283mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 22g/km. In EV mode, the vehicle can now travel at speeds of at least 80mph.
The new Prius Plug-in’s multi-speaker sound system features a CD player and FM/AM radio, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and USB and AUX inputs. Wireless mobile phone charging has been added and the car’s eight-inch touchscreen display is almost two inches larger than before. Satellite navigation is now included as standard, while Excel grades feature a JBL audio system, additional speakers and voice-recognition technology.
The wide range of safety features includes Road Sign Assist, Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection, ISOFIX preparation, multiple airbags and much more. Excel trims bring rear parking sensors and a parking assist system.
To learn more about the all-new Prius Plug-in, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at RRG Group. The teams at any one of our 11 Toyota Centres across the north of England will be delighted to assist you.