The new plug-in hybrid version of the Toyota Prius will arrive in UK showrooms at a slightly higher price than what the Japanese automaker originally estimated.
Back in September of 2011, Toyota had said that the Prius Plug-in would cost less than £31,000 and under £26,000 if you include the £5,000 government subsidy. Today we learn that the final on-the-road price for the plug-in model is £32,895, which falls to £27,895 with the £5,000 Government grant available on new vehicle purchases through the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The Prius Plug-in is offered in a single equipment grade that includes several amenities such as LED daytime running lights and headlights, a Toyota Touch and Go Plus system with touchscreen controls, satellite navigation, voice recognition, rear-view camera and Bluetooth, a DAB digital tuner with an eight-speaker JBL sound system, rain-sensing wipers and cruise control.
Heated front seats, 15-inch alloy wheels with wheel caps and leather steering wheel trim are also included as standard.
On the options list you'll find black leather upholstery (£1,500), rear privacy glass (£270), a Protection Pack (rear parking sensors and boot liner) and a Style Pack (exterior chrome trim elements), both at £360.
The plug-in version of the Prius allows the driver to recharge the car's battery in 90 minutes through the use of a conventional plug offering an extended pure-electric driving range of up to 15.5 miles or 25 kilometers.
According to the Japanese carmaker, with the use of the battery, the Prius Plug-in delivers a fuel economy of 134.mpg UK (equal to 112mpg US or 2.1lt/100km) with CO2 emissions of 49g/km of CO2. Once the battery is depleted, it returns 76.4mpg UK (63.6mpg US or 3.7lt/100km) and CO2 emissions of 85g/km.
Toyota Confirms UK Pricing and Specs of New Prius Plug-in Hybrid - Carscoop
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