Hybrid technology doesn’t have to have an impact on a practical vehicle. That’s proven by the Toyota Prius+ — the MPV variant of the electrified icon.
The Prius+ has been engineered with the purpose of harmonising aerodynamics, practicality and design into one package. Taking the underpinnings of the established Prius, it has a unique rear end for more luggage space.
Shaped for efficiency, the Toyota Prius+ boasts a remarkably sleek silhouette for a car of its size — making it instantly recognisable as a model from the Prius family and helping to achieve a low drag coefficient.
Familiar design cues feature at the front of the Prius+, such as it sharply-shaped headlights, impactful grille and blue-tinted Toyota badge that hints at its Self-Charging Hybrid technology. 16-inch alloy wheels feature as standard with 17-inch units introduced on Excel grade, while distinctive colours like Regency Red and Sienna Bronze feature alongside more conventional hues.
Space is at the forefront of cabin design for the Toyota Prius+. Up to seven can be seated in comfort, while multiple seat configurations allow boot space to be optimised for the number of passengers on board — with up to 1,731 litres available if the second and third rows are laid flat.
Akita black fabric seats are a standard fit across the range and add a real premium look to the cabin, while upgrading to Excel spec brings a premium Canyal black fabric with synthetic leather bolstering option.
Impressive efficiency is achieved by the Toyota Prius+ thanks to its cutting-edge petrol-electric Self-Charging Hybrid powertrain. This combines a 1.8-litre internal combustion engine with a 60kW electric motor, delivering 47.08-48.70 MPG on the WLTP Combined cycle while emitting as low as 106g/km of CO2.
There’s more at play than just numbers, though. With a Prius+, the benefits of a hybrid vehicle are clear — a quiet drive when bustling around town thanks to the electric motor taking full control at low speeds, with the added range benefits petrol brings.
With the Toyota Safety Sense suite of kit onboard, there’s an extra layer of protection in the Prius+. This brings Road Sign Assist that helps to display information like the current speed limit, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection that warns the driver of a potential collision and automatically engages the brakes if needed, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control that takes some stress out of motorway driving.
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