Toyota revealed pricing and specifications of the latest version of the Prius hybrid for the British market.
The 2012 Prius gets new face, new front seats, new upholstery and new soft-touch surfaces that combine to give a higher quality feel. It remains as efficient and green as ever, with economy figures of 89g/km CO2 emissions – the lowest level in its class – and combined cycle fuel economy of 72.4mpg. Models equipped with 17-inch wheels will do 92g/km and 70.6mpg.
The new model is set to be better to drive as well. It comes with an extra stiff bodyshell and revised suspension and steering column.
UK sales of the revised model range will begin in March, with on-the-road prices from £21,350. That’s the T3 model. The better-equipped T4 version will cost you £23,080 and the top of the range T Spirit £24,620.
All models also benefit from trim level upgrade with new features, including Toyota Touch touchscreen control system. The advanced Toyota Touch & Go Plus multimedia and navigation system is a standard feature on Prius T Spirit and an option onT3 & T4. This brings with it Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, USB port and an on-board connectivity feature that allows access to a raft of on-line information services sourced through Google Local Search using a compatible mobile phone.
All versions of Prius can be specified with black leather upholstery. Likewise a Protection Pack, with rear parking sensors and a boot liner, is available across all grades. A Style Pack is offered for T4 and T Spirit versions, which adds extra chrome trim to the sides and rear of the car and chrome foglamp surrounds.