Toyota’s hybrid Prius range grew with the addition of the Prius+, a seven-seat estate that adds another strength to the already mightily impressive model. Stylish looks and advanced on-board technology make the hatchback’s stretched alternative an inviting choice for family motorists who desire even more interior space.
The Prius+’s longer shape gives it a sleek look, the familiar curving roofline stretching over to a flat tailgate with a tidy rear spoiler. Slim, tapered LED headlamps add a confident expression to the front, and they sit above fog lights integrated with the lower air intake as well as daytime running lights. Seven paint hues can be chosen from to complete the exterior appeal, ranging from Pure White to Galaxy Black.
In the cabin, up to six passengers are carried in complete comfort, with ample headroom and legroom for adult passengers on the rear benches. The second section slides for quick access to the third, and both rows also recline to increase the Prius+’s storage capacity considerably. At the front the cloth seats are heated and feature synthetic leather as standard, with full leather enjoyed when you choose the top-end Excel Plus trim. With various storage options including boot underfloor storage, even bulky items can be easily transported in the cabin.
Also found inside the model is a variety of cutting-edge equipment and kit. A 6.1-inch touchscreen sits at the centre of the dashboard, and is used to control the advanced Toyota Touch 2 system featuring a DAB radio and multimedia connectivity. The Bluetooth® interface enables you to stay connected by phone legally, while automatic air conditioning keeps everyone comfortable. Also included at no extra cost is Toyota’s head-up display, which projects important driving details onto the windscreen without distracting your attention from the road.
The Prius+’s powertrain is one of its most important fixtures, as it’s responsible for the clean and economical performance that defines the model. The estate shares an engine with the five-seat Prius, the firm’s award-winning 1.8-litre Hybrid Synergy Drive unit. The complete set-up combines a 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine with two electric motors and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to produce 98bhp and 142Nm of torque. Up to 64.2mpg combined is possible, while just 101g/km of CO2 is released - resulting in a Vehicle Excise Duty levy of just £20, and nothing during the first year of ownership.
This popular family model also performs safely, thanks to its intelligent active technologies. Vehicle Stability Control Plus (VSC+) helps you stay in complete control, and it’s joined by Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) for controlled stopping from any speed. Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) seats, seven airbags and ISOFIX anchor points all come into play to protect should an unlikely accident occur.
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