Toyota Prius | 1.8 PHEV Business Edition Plus 5dr CVT

TOYOTA PRIUS 1.8 PHEV Business Edition Plus 5dr CVT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

POA inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,513.25 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Alloy Wheels
Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Anti-jam protection on power windows
  • Auto up and down function on all power windows
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear window demister with timer
  • Rear window wiper
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Traction control
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Wireless Smartphone charger
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • Electric power steering
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Multimedia switches on steering wheel
  • Pre collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Telephone switch on steering wheel
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electric gear shift
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Colour head up display
  • Road sign assist - RSA
  • Touch 2 Go navigation system
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming inside rear view mirror
  • Automatically retractable door mirrors
  • Power adjustable door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Piano black centre console
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 x 4.2'' screen for multi information display
  • 6 speakers
  • 8" Multimedia display
  • Audio switch on steering wheel
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MM17 Multimedia system
  • Toyota touch 2 media system
  • USB and Aux in connectors 12V front outlet
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black centre pillar design
  • Black diffuser
  • Black rear pillar design
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Monotone body colour roof
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Solid paint
  • Turn indicators in side mirrors
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Auto headlight levelling
  • Front fog lamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front light guide
  • LED headlights with auto high beam
  • LED High mounted stop lamp
  • LED rear brake lights
  • LED rear combination lights
  • LED rear light guide
  • Light remind warning with auto cut off
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Rear passenger footwell heating vents
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V connector
  • 2 cup holders in front
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • Chrome inside door handles
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Driver and passenger assist grip
  • Driver and passenger seatback pockets
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Glovebox with internal light
  • Hooks for lugggage holding belt
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Rear passenger 12V power outlet
  • Shopping bag hooks
  • Soft cabin plastics
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Tonneau cover
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Boot lamp
  • Driver and front passenger personal lamps
  • Illuminated entry system - instrument panel illumination
  • Illuminated entry system in room lamp
  • Illumination on door trim
SAFETY
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Lane departure alert (activates steering)
  • Manual on-off switch for passenger airbag
  • SRS Airbags - Driver Front passenger, front side, front and rear curtain and driver's knee airbags
  • Tyre pressure warning system
SEATS
  • 2 rear adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
  • Electric lumbar support
  • Front head restraints
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Isofix on 2nd row outer seats
SECURITY
  • Alarm
  • Child safety door lock
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless smart entry with push button start
  • Power door locks
  • Power passenger window lock
  • Remote central locking
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver and passenger sun visor with mirror and light
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 15" alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0.067
  • CO2: 29
  • HC: 20E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 67
  • NOx: 0.001
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 80.5
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1798
  • Compression Ratio: 13.4:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: 2ZR-FXE
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears: 1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 88.3
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 217.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 1.3
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: PHEV
  • Coin Series: Business EditionPlus
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 122
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.8
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 11.1
  • BHP: 122
  • Engine Power KW: 90
  • Engine Power RPM: 5200
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 105
  • Engine Torque MKG: 14.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 142
  • Engine Torque RPM: 3600
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 101
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 195/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear: 195/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 15" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1470
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4645
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.2
  • Wheelbase: 2700
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1760
  • Width (including mirrors): N
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 43
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1855
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1530
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 325

Reviews

Toyota Prius SOCKET TO 'EM (77/100)

Toyota's Prius is best known as the nation's favourite hybrid car. This second generation model is also available in Plug-in guise, as Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The second generation plug-in version of the Toyota Prius is a much more credible contender in the growing market for plug-in hybrid models. It can run up to 30 miles on pure electric power (twice as far as its predecessor) and EV power is up by 83% thanks to a freshly-developed Dual Motor Drive System. It's the faintly unbelievable figures though, that could sell you on this car: fancy 283mpg on the combined cycle and 22g/km of CO2? Thought so.

Background

A little forgotten today is the fact that it was Toyota who were first to develop the whole concept of Plug-in hybrid motoring. Perhaps the reason for that is that the company's initial contender in this segment, the first generation Prius Plug-in, was so relatively uncompetitive. Not only was it prohibitively expensive but it would only at best travel around 15 miles on all-electric power. Not good enough. So Toyota has gone away and come up with something better in the form of this far more competitive second generation version. This MK2 model matches the class standard for all-electric driving range and develops far more power from its larger lithium-ion battery thanks to technological improvements in three key areas: battery development, maximised EV driving performance and increased battery recharging speed. The car also handles better and looks far smarter with its second generation Prius styling. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

Go for the standard Prius model with its old-tech nickel metal hydride battery and you'll find that it doesn't go very far on battery power alone. From start off, it's great fun to waft around in virtual silence, but you only need to have gone a mile or so down the road before the petrol engine thrums smoothly into life. This Prius Plug-in model is different. It gets a more sophisticated lithium-ion battery that can be charged from the mains, a unit that's twice as large in this second generation model, its capacity having increased from 4.4 to 8.8kWh. The downside of that is a 50% increase in battery weight, but thankfully, the bulk has been mounted very low down in the vehicle, which helps keep an admirably low centre of gravity. All-electric driving range is rated at around 30 miles, though you won't get anything like that if you start to really use the increased EV power of this MK2 model. This has risen by 83% thanks to a new Dual Motor Drive System that boosts EV driving power to 68kW, giving better acceleration and more engaging performance. The handling's more engaging too, thanks to this second generation design's use of Toyota's New Global Architecture platform. This stiffer set-up reduces bodyroll and improves refinement.

Design and Build

This second generation Prius Plug-in model is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, just like the standard variant. Distinguishing Plug-in aesthetic touches include prominent acrylic grille treatment at the front and thin, ultra-compact four-LED adaptive headlamp units. In profile, this variant gets a longer rear overhang, a lower cowl and a rear spoiler, plus special two-tone 15-inch alloy wheels that are specific to the model and are designed to provide extra brake cooling. At the rear, the cross section of the distinctive Prius 'double-bubble' screen is carried through into the curve of a spoiler flanked by unique LED light clusters. Inside, there are fewer changes over the standard Prius, though Plug-in buyers do get smarter satin chrome-plated trim, while the dual 4.2-inch TFT meter in the revised instrument panel features PHV-specific graphics. Otherwise, the dash is very similar with a clear structural arrangement of layered information which places the driver's meters at a distance and the displays closer at hand. A large eight-inch infotainment screen dominates the centre of the fascia. The front seats too, are shared with the conventional Prius, offering improved cushion comfort to reduce driver fatigue. In the rear there are two seats separated by a centre console. Out back, the luggage deck has been raised by 160mm to accommodate the larger plug-in hybrid system, resulting in a maximum loadspace volume of 360- litres. That's 142-litres less than you'd get in the conventional model.

Market and Model

Expect to pay quite a premium for Prius Plug-in motoring over what you'd have to find over the conventional version of that car. We're talking around £8,000. Also making this variant look expensive is the fact that it only comes in the two plushest levels of Prius trim - 'Business Edition Plus' and 'Excel'. What it all means is that you'll need around £35,000 for a 'Business Edition Plus' Plug-in model - and around £2,000 more than that if you want the top 'Excel' variant. You can though, subtract the usual £2,500 Government-funded Plug-in Car Grant from those figures. At least the car will me very well equipped for that kind of money, with nearly all the executive toys you would want. We particularly like the clever gas injection heat pump automatic air conditioning system - a world first. This set-up is capable of heating the cabin without having to start the engine, even when external temperatures drop as low as -10??C. This minimises the impact heating the car's interior has on the EV driving range. The heat pump is far more efficient than engine heating or high-power electric water heaters, being able to warm the interior efficiently using heat absorbed from the outside air. The gas injection mechanism mounted on the pump gives the system its ability to operate even when outside temperatures are low.

Cost of Ownership

If you've had a cup of hot, sweet tea to recover from the asking price of the Prius Plug-in, the rest of this section may well help with its restorative effect. As with other plug-in vehicles, quoting a miles per gallon figure for the Prius is largely academic, because in certain scenarios the figure is effectively infinite. Toyota has nevertheless jumped through the hoops of the NEDC test and quotes a figure of 283mpg for this Prius. The emissions figure of 22g/km is also open to a bit of debate, but it spells free road tax and no London congestion charge, so who's arguing? Maximum charging power in this MK2 model has been increased from 2.0 to 3.3kW. The battery can be fully charged up to 65% more quickly - in just two hours using a Type II Mode III Mennekes connector, or three hours 10 minutes using a standard household plug socket. The charging process can now be programmed for a week on a day-to-day basis, including the facility to simultaneously charge the battery and pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin. Toyota has also developed solar charging panels for the roof which can charge the battery to a small extent when the vehicle is parked up in the sun. This, the company says, would increase the car's EV driving range by up to around three miles every day - the equivalent of 620 miles of all-electric driving in a year.

Summary

Is this logical extension of hybrid technology the future of motoring? Probably not - but it's an important step along the way. It won't be very long before Plug-in technology is the preferred route for hybrid buyers - at which point you'd hope for more cost-effective pricing. But would you buy one of these today? We think a significant number of Prius owners might. Now that the Prius Plug-in has a credible driving range, is easier to charge and has a bit more EV power, it makes some sort of sense as an everyday proposition. Ultimately, as before, this Toyota is aimed first and foremost at Prius people and we don't doubt that those who can afford it would love one. Whether it can reach out for broader acceptance beyond these folk will depend largely on whether the whole concept of Plug-in hybrid technology continues to capture the public's imagination. We wouldn't bet against it.

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