NEW YEAR, NEW TECH FOR TOYOTA PRIUS+

Safety and multimedia technology lead equipment gains for seven-seat hybrid

  • UK line-up revised with a new top-level grade, Excel Plus
  • Multimedia upgrade with Toyota Touch 2 as standard, with touchscreen, Bluetooth, DAB and reversing camera
  • Toyota Touch 2 with Go, including navigation, standard on Excel and Excel Plus models
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror, LED headlights, new rear lamp clusters and tyre pressure warning system featured across the range
  • Pre-Crash Safety system and Adaptive Cruise Control standard on Excel and Excel Plus; leather upholstery and rear DVD entertainment system included in Excel Plus specification
  • Priced from £26,995 and available to order now, with customer deliveries from January

Advanced technologies for safer journeys and multimedia connectivity lead the specification improvements introduced for the 2015 Toyota Prius+. The seven-seat hybrid has a fresh look and a new model line-up that keeps it at the cutting edge of the compact MPV market.

Toyota took the wraps off the restyled Prius+ at the Paris motor show and has now confirmed prices and specifications for UK customers. A new three-grade line-up increases choice, with Excel Plus joining the established Icon and Excel models.

All versions come with LED headlamps, new LED rear light clusters and a sharper front-end treatment. The entry level Icon grade gains the latest Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with touchscreen, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio and reversing camera, plus a tyre pressure warning system. In the cabin there is a redesigned centre console, dark trim finish and improved seat  fabrics. A colour TFT screen has been added to the upper instrument panel.

On Excel and Excel Plus models, the Toyota Touch 2 with Go system adds navigation and connectivity functions, including access to live traffic information and, via Toyota’s online portal, an expanded range of connected services, text-to-speech function and 3D city modelling with landmark graphics.

These versions of Prius+ further benefit from technology features that improve safety and contribute to smoother and easier driving.  Both feature Toyota’s Pre-Crash Safety system, which is designed to help the driver avoid a collision, or to reduce the consequences should an impact happen. PCS 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 warns the driver and prepares the brakes for optimum operation; if an impact is deemed unavoidable, it tightens the front seatbelts and activates pre-crash braking.

This system is provided together with Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses the same radar to monitor the distance from the vehicle ahead when driving in traffic, slowing the Prius+ down safely when required and returning to the pre-set cruising speed when the road is clear.

Parking is easier than ever with the provision of the latest generation of Toyota’s Intelligent Parking Assist. This will scan a viable parking space and provide automatic steering to guide the Prius+ into place (with the driver maintaining control of the brakes and throttle). The system can also help you exit from a tight parking space.

Additional features on the Excel Plus model include full leather seat upholstery and, reinforcing Prius+ status as an excellent family vehicle, a twin DVD rear seat entertainment package.

The arrival of the new 2015 Prius+ is also marked by the addition of two new metallic paint options: Sienna Bronze and Galaxy Black.

Prius+ retains its smooth, refined and efficient hybrid powertrain, delivering official combined cycle performance figures of 68.9mpg and (road tax-exempt) 96g/km when fitted with 16-inch wheels and 64.2mpg and 101g/km with 17-inch wheels.

Key equipment features

ICON

EXCEL adds

EXCEL PLUS adds

16in alloy wheels

17in alloy wheels

Full leather seat upholstery

Dusk-sensing headlights

Pre-Crash Safety system

DVD rear seat entertainment package (x2 independent monitors)

Rain-sensing wipers

Adaptive Cruise Control

Toyota Touch 2 with DAB, Bluetooth and 6 speakers

Intelligent Park Assist

Reversing camera
LED headlights
Colour TFT screen
Smart Entry and Start
Front fog lamps
Rear privacy glass
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Heated front seats
Automatic air conditioning
Cruise Control
Tyre pressure warning system

Prices and options

On-the-road prices for the 2015 Prius+: –

MODEL

OTR PRICE

Icon

£26,995

Excel

£29,245

Excel Plus

£31,245

Option availability and prices are as follows: –

OPTION

GRADES

PRICE

Toyota 2 with Go

Icon

£750

Rear seat DVD entertainment package

Icon, Excel

£1,250

Leather seat upholstery

Icon, Excel

£1,700

Parking Pack

All grades

£550

Protection Pack

All grades

£325

Metallic paint

All grades

£495

Pearlescent paint

All grades

£650

The 2015 Prius+ is available to order now, with first customer deliveries from January 2015.

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