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2012 Toyota Prius review updated

The Toyota Plug-in, as its name suggests, is a of the Toyota Prius hybrid a larger battery that you can into the mains.

A full takes 90 minutes and gives the car a of around 15.5 miles in mode, at speeds of up to 51mph.

By the regular Prius struggles to do two at crawling pace before it help from its petrol

Toyota reckons each charge should cost you 50 and 769 miles is possible on a full tank and battery.

Claimed economy is up from the 72.4mpg by the regular Prius to 134.5mpg, and CO2 are an impressive 49g/km – 43g/km than the standard hybrid

What’s the 2012 Toyota Plug-in like to drive?

is reasonably sprightly in all driving because the electric motor’s torque is available from and all you ever hear from it is a whir.

Electric motor provides torque

Sadly, things are impressive when the 1.8-litre kicks in. The engine is always particularly on the motorway where it a nuisance.

However, the fact the engine is running does electric power is preserved for use, where it’s of benefit.

Even when the have run down, they retain enough of a charge to let you away smoothly on electric

The Plug-in weighs just more than the standard so in other respects it drives much identically.

On the up side, means there’s decent but the steering is vague and the regenerative mean a stiff pedal takes some getting to.

The suspension set up has received only tweaks for the Plug-in model. the Prius Plug-in has a harsh that unsettles the car on rough and surfaces.

Shame about the and unsettled ride

What’s the Prius Plug-in like

The cabin is almost identical to the Prius’s, which means it solid, but features too many grey plastics.

Excellent digital display

A digital display on the dashboard you masses of information – everything how much fuel you’ve got to how the is working – and is impressively clear for so complex.

The hybrid mechanicals are packaged, leaving space for adults and a decent boot. In only two litres of boot have been lost in the from the regular model 443 litres. That’s 123 litres than a Chevrolet Volt.

The is intended as a range-topping model and the of standard equipment reflects The long list includes DAB radio, Bluetooth and a reversing (useful, because there’s a across the rear screen).

Full charge should you 50p, estimates Toyota

I buy one?

The Prius Plug-in is to be hard to justify as a private even with the maximum Government grant, it costs £8000 more than our version of the regular Prius.

if you’re a company car driver who a lot of short journeys, then it to make sense. It attracts a 5% company car tax rating (the Prius is taxed at 10%) and save you a fortune in fuel

Rivals:

title=Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt

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