Fifth seat for updated Toyota Prius Plug-in

The 2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in is launched this summer with a new, five-seat interior. The updated model has a series of new features and options. What remains constant is the Prius Plug-in’s efficiency and versatility. Its rechargeable powertrain delivers an official 217mpg (WLTP data) with 29g/km CO2 emissions (NEDC correlated data), and allows an all-electric EV driving range, with zero emissions, of up to 34 miles.

Toyota adds all-wheel drive option for the Prius

The Toyota Prius is taking a step forward in the hybrid driving experience with the introduction of an intelligent, electric all-wheel drive system. Optionally available on the new 2019 Prius, AWD-i is a compact and lightweight system that operates automatically to support the driver in common scenarios where extra grip is needed. The system engages when the vehicle pulls away from standstill, and at higher speeds when it detects a loss of traction, for example on snow, ice and wet roads. The company says the result is a more secure drive in difficult conditions and added peace of mind for the driver

Hybrids give Toyota a sales boost

The increasing popularity of Toyota’s petrol-electric hybrid vehicles helped propel the manufacturer to a 5.5 per cent increase in new vehicle sales in 2017 – in a UK market that declined overall by 5.6 per cent

Lower prices for new Toyota Prius Plug-in

Toyota’s all-new Prius Plug-in will cost less than its predecessor, with a reduction in on-the-road prices prior to the car’s official on-sale date. The company says that the new variant also has more advanced technology, equipment, safety features and driving rewards than the original model that it’s replacing

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