Toyota has confirmed prices and specifications for the restyled Prius+.
First revealed at the Paris Motor Show; prices for the revamped seven-seater Hybrid will start at £26,995 for the entry level Icon trim, £29,245 for the Excel and £31,245 for the top of the range Excel Plus trim.
Every version comes with LED headlights, new LED rear light clusters and a striking front-end facia – the entry level Icon trim has gained the latest Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with touchscreen, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, reversing camera and tyre pressure warning system.
Inside, the centre console has been redesigned to feature a dark trim finish and improved seat fabrics – a colour TFT screen has been added to the upper instrument panel.
With the Excel and Excel Plus models, the Toyota Touch 2 with Go systems adds navigation and connectivity functions, including access to live traffic information and thanks to Toyota’s online portal , a wide range of connected services, text-to-speech function and 3D city modelling.
Excel and Excel Plus versions will benefit from improved safety features such as Toyota’s Pre-Crash Safety system which is designed to help the driver either avoid a crash or to reduce the consequences should an impact occur.
PCS, as it is known, uses a millimetre-wave radar to scan the road ahead and determine the risk of an impact – when it senses a high collision risk it will warn the driver and prepare the brakes for the most effective operation -If an impact cannot be avoided, it tightens the front seatbelts and activates pre-crash braking.
Adaptive Cruise Control is also included which uses the same radar system as PCS to monitor the distance from the vehicle ahead when driving in traffic – slowing the Prius+ down safely when required and then returning to the pre-set cruising speed when it is safe to do so.
Parking will become easier than ever before thanks to the next generation of Toyota’s Intelligent Parking Assist – scanning the road for a space, the system will provide automatic steering to guide your Prius+ into place.