The Prius 'T' range from Toyota represents some of the most technologically-advanced models on the road today. The models in the range combine hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains with a wide range of in-car features that make motoring more enjoyable, engaging and rewarding whatever your typical journeys.
The Prius' look is now iconic and has been subtly modernised through each generation to refresh the car's visual appeal. A curving shape has remained, with today's example getting a slim two-part upper grille and larger lower air intake. The LED headlamps streak back towards a tight fold stretching down each flank, and all variants include alloy wheels, front foglamps and daytime running lights.
Inside the cabin is refined and functional as a reflection of the model's powertrain. Smart Entry System makes journeys more convenient before you've even taken your seat, and when inside you can relax in a modern environment. All materials feel well made, and the overall arrangement is intuitive for simpler control of all functions.
On top of the Prius T’s engine technology there is a long list of on-board features to complement every trip. A Toyota Touch in-car entertainment system arrives with all versions and brings together a touchscreen with satellite navigation function, rear-view camera and Bluetooth® telephone control. An MP3 player or iPod® can be connected remotely via Bluetooth® or USB to play your own choice of music, while important journey details are projected into your line of sight on the windscreen through the head-up display.
The combustion element of both the regular Prius Hybrid and the plug-in version is a 1.8-litre petrol engine that links up with an automatic gearbox. The difference between the plug-in and its alternative is a powerful lithium-ion battery which boosts the EV (electric vehicle) range from one mile up to 15.5 miles. It’s therefore the choice for those who want a longer all-electric range and all the benefits that brings, such as quiet, zero-emission drives. The battery can be charged from a domestic power source in just an hour and a half for convenience and it helps the car deliver significantly lower running costs compared to a combustion-powered equivalent. The same can be said of the standard Prius, as it emits just 89g/km of CO2 and thus qualifies for road tax exemption.
Technology has a major role to play in the Prius' safety capabilities as a variety of systems feature to help avoid accidents and protect you. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) prevents skidding when cornering, while Brake Assist (BA) supports you during an emergency stop by applying more braking power. Traction Control (TRC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) are other standard-fit features added to give you complete confidence when at the wheel.
The Prius T range can be explored with the help of Johnsons Toyota's experts in Southport, Liverpool and Wirral today. Simply enquire with your nearest dealership site for more details and to arrange a test drive.