Despite the familiar name, the company claimed that it was a completely new car, developed “from scratch”. But the European version of the hybrid in the trunk is a third row of seats for two persons, which can be folded 50:50. In addition, for the first time in the Prius hybrid, the new NiMH batteries have given way to a lithium-ion. About how it affected the characteristics of the hybrid, the company did not specify. The unit consists of a 1.8-liter “four” power 99 hp and 81-horsepower electric motor. Toyota Prius Plus has three modes: ECO – for maximum fuel savings, EV – the movement of the electric and POWER, when necessary, all the available power. Sales of new products launched in Europe early 2012.
Updated Toyota Prius Plus 2016.
In autumn 2014 the Japanese automaker presented the new Toyota Prius Plus hybrid 2015 model year for the European market, which has got the corrected appearance, and an expanded list of equipment. Outside, the car stands out a new front bumper and grille, as well as a modified head optics. Behind a small revision undergone lights and bumper design. Technical filling patterns remained the same, but now the power plant meets environmental standards “Euro 6”.