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Default PLUS Performance Package Turns 2011 Prius Into A Real TRD

Anyone looking for a sportier Toyota Prius should take a look at the new Toyota Prius PLUS model that offers Toyota Racing Development (TRD) performance modifications.


Toyota Prius PLUS specifications are listed here & can be found in the quoted areas below.

Toyota Prius PLUS price list
Prius Two - $3 699
Prius Three - $3 699
Prius Four - $3 699
Prius Five - $2 999


Toyota Prius PLUS Colors
- Blizzard Pearl
- Classic Silver Metallic
- Black
- Winter Gray Metallic

Toyota Prius PLUS Exterior Styling Includes:
- Front and Rear bumper spoilers
- Side Skirts
- Rear Diffuser
- Prius PLUS badging

Toyota Prius PLUS Wheels & Tires
- 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels
- 215/45R17 size tires

Toyota Prius PLUS Suspension
- Lowering springs:
Front: 1.1 Inches
Rear: 1.3 Inches
- Rear sway bar made of high carbon spring steel

Toyota Prius PLUS Interior
- Prius PLUS badging
- Prius PLUS carpet floor mats

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At last year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Toyota displayed a lightly modified version of the Prius Hybrid to inaugurate its new line of accessories under the PLUS moniker.
Now it’s time for the Japanese automaker to release the production version of its modestly sported up Prius with the commercial launch of the PLUS Performance Package that will be available for order in July in limited numbers.

The package features styling and performance upgrades, and is optionally available on all Prius models with pricing set at $3,699 for the Prius Two, Three, and Four trim levels and $2,999 for the Prius Five.

Customers can choose from four exterior colors -Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Black and Winter Gray Metallic. On the outside, the Prius PLUS is dressed in a seven-piece ground effects kit that includes front and rear bumper spoilers, side skirts and a rear diffuser.

The hybrid model also gains 17-inch alloy wheels in a five-spoke design wrapped in low-profile 215/45R17 tires with a custom offset, which Toyota says increases the track width while “maintaining Prius’ low rolling resistance”.

Underneath the sheetmetal, the PLUS package adds a sports-tuned suspension with lowering springs (1.1 inches in the front and 1.3 inches in the rear) and a new rear sway bar constructed of high carbon spring steel.

Custom badging inside and out along with bespoke carpet floor mats round off the package.
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Prius isn't the first name in performance, or even the 51st, but apparently there's some demand for a factory performance package for the mass-market hybrid, as Toyota has just released its PLUS Performance Package for the car.

Used as a clothes horse for the new PLUS hybrid performance line from Toyota's in-house performance division, Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the Prius PLUS package will be available in limited quantities. So what makes the PLUS package sporty?

A set of "track-tuned" lowering springs drop the car 1.1 inches up front and 1.3 inches at the rear, and a new rear swaybar is fitted. Toyota says turn-in is improved, as are steering response and cornering ability.

A seven-piece aero body kit makes the car look lower, including front and rear bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, and a diffuser. Best of all for hybrid performance fans, the kit actually reduces drag rather than increasing it. Next, Toyota adds low-offset "race-inspired" 17-inch alloy wheels, though we have no idea what that means aside from the fact that they're lighter than the usual wheels. "Low-profile" 215/45 tires wrap the wheels.

Four exterior colors are available, including Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, black, and Winter Gray Metallic. Inside, PLUS-logo carpet floor mats finish the TRD treatment. The package adds $3,699 to the price of the Prius Two, Three and Four, and $2,999 to the Prius Five. Order books open in July.

So does this Prius sound sporty enough to tempt you to the green side, or is it still too much hybrid, not enough high-speed?
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looks good so far i just wish Toyota did some more work in the prius plus interior, it's not what i expect from a performance model. If they improved the interior with things such as suede (on seats & arm rests), sportier steering wheel, special gauge bezel, etc... then it could make the prius plus that much more cooler to have.

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looks good so far i just wish Toyota did some more work in the prius plus interior, it's not what i expect from a performance model. If they improved the interior with things such as suede (on seats & arm rests), sportier steering wheel, special gauge bezel, etc... then it could make the prius plus that much more cooler to have.

just my 0.02

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All those fancy things are nice, but it seems to me Toyota kept it simple and went straight to performance to keep the PLUS package affordable.

With what the PLUS package comes with already + the things you mentioned, that could make the PLUS package cost $1500 - 2500 more.

Your better off getting the PLUS package and doing those things after.


btw, here's a old Toyota press release I found on the PLUS model.....

2010 SEMA Show: Toyota Prius PLUS Performance Package

The 2010 SEMA Show will mark the debut of the all-new Toyota Prius PLUS Performance Package, a new hybrid performance line by Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Developed to meet the evolving demands of the growing hybrid segment, PLUS enhances the driving experience for Toyota hybrid enthusiasts by offering cool and fun accessories that add sporty looks with performance handling. The new PLUS package also features several Toyota accessories that complement the Prius’ core values of Eco and Advanced Technology. The end result is a more fun-to-drive, performance-enhanced Prius that maintains its industry-leading fuel efficiency.

The Prius PLUS Performance Package starts with a seven-piece aerodynamic body kit including a uniquely styled rear diffuser, which enhances its already sleek appearance and maintains its 0.25 coefficient of drag. The aero kit also includes front and rear bumper spoilers and side skirts, which are complemented by race-inspired 17-inch forged wheels. Their higher strength-to weight ratio assists in keeping the corner weight down and performance up, while maintaining the Prius’ overall light vehicle weight and high fuel efficiency. The wheels are fitted with low profile 215/45R17 tires and have a custom offset, which increases track width yet maintaining Prius’ rolling resistance.

The PLUS package delivers surprising traction and handling without sacrificing any fuel efficiency. Improved performance handling is achieved with the installation of sport-tuned lowering springs that provide a lower center of gravity, enhancing the vehicles on-road performance through quicker turn-in, enhanced steering response and improved cornering ability. A rear sway bar is added to reduce body roll for flatter, more stable cornering and maneuverability.

The package also includes exclusive floormats with a “PLUS” logo and a unique “PLUS” exterior badge.

The new Prius PLUS Performance Package represents the first installment of the new PLUS brand of accessories from Toyota and will be available in limited production beginning in April 2011.



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Now that is something i would shell out the extra coin for, the extra options leather seats and such.

Its almost how audi and BMW and Merc sell their cars people who want the M or S or AMG trim but cannot afford it they offer, M style Packages and S Style Trim Packages.

Its gives the car more flare to it for a little extra coin giving owners the feeling that they somewhat got what they wanted!
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I agree with having fancy interior but all that add's weight to the vehicle. The Prius is suppose to get amazing MPG numbers, anything that will weigh it down will make it easier for the Prius competition to move up in the stats.

Having all the fancy stuff should be left for Lexus.
If you want a luxurious hybrid, get a Lexus CT200h!



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