Prius+ gains Toyota Safety Sense as standard in revised model range
New fuel economy and emissions data for Prius, Prius Plug-in and Prius+
Toyota’s family of Prius hybrid electric models – the Prius hatchback, Prius Plug-in and seven-seat Prius+ – have undergone changes for 2018 and are the first of the manufacturer’s UK models to adopt new fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data linked to the forthcoming WLTP* programme for vehicle testing.
Prius+ was a pathfinder among electrified vehicles as the world’s first seven-seat full hybrid electric car. For 2018 it adopts even more advanced technology, being equipped as standard with Toyota Safety Sense.
This package of active safety and driver assistance features provides another layer of protection that can help prevent accidents from happening. And should an impact occur, it can help lessen the consequences. It includes a Pre-Collision System, to warn against a potential collision with a vehicle ahead and provide emergency braking and seatbelt tensioning if required; Adaptive Cruise Control, automatically keeping the car a safe distance from the vehicle in front at speeds above 25mph; Lane Departure Alert, should the vehicle unintentionally veer away from its traffic lane; Automatic High Beam for maximum illumination in night-time driving; and Road Sign Assist, automatically showing speed limits, warning and command signs on the driver’s multi-information display when driving on major routes.
The model line-up has been rationalised into two grades: Icon and Excel. Key equipment features for the Icon version include 16-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlights, reversing camera, smart entry, automatic air conditioning, power windows, heated/folding door mirrors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, front fog lights and the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with DAB and CD player.
The Excel model takes the strain out of parking manoeuvres with Intelligent Park Assist, plus 17-inch alloys, rear privacy glass, sun shades, heated seats and Toyota Touch 2 with Go, adding navigation and connectivity to the infotainment functions. Customers also have an expanded choice of paint options, with new Autumn Silver and Regency Red options.
Prius+ is among the first models to have undergone new official testing designed to produce data that is closer to what customers might experience in day-to-day driving.