The latest generation Toyota Prius has arrived in the UK. It is on display from June 15th – June 28th at the Trafford Centre in Manchester and will then move on to Bluewater in Kent.
This latest model has a fifth more power is 100% more economical yet also emits just 89g per km of CO2. It is capable of 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds. This gas/electric hybrid car is a five passenger; four door hatchback that teams a four cylinder engine with a batter powered electric motor. This hybrid system allows Prius to run on one or both of its power sources to balance acceleration and fuel economy.
There are many available safety features including ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags and front side airbags. Tourings have a sport suspension, fog lights, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Standards cost less than the Base and are unavailable with features such as cruise control and heated power mirrors. A proposed set of roof-mounted solar panels that would help power the air-conditioning unit was originally planned for the 2009 Prius, but that now looks to be launched on the redesigned 2010 version.
Priced from £18,370 to £21,210 (the same range as its slower, less roomy, less economical less well-equipped predecessor), the Prius is available to order from UK Toyota dealers now and officially goes on sale on August 1.