Toyota Prius 1 8 VVTi T Spirit Review Autocar

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TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT

Toyota Prius 1.8 VVT-i T

What is it?


As if you need to ask. It is the new of course. It is the car that Toyota will take hybrids being niche to mainstream, of offering a normal car experience all the good stuff you get from a

The last one did all that, too, but one promises to somewhat better and better equipped to take on five-door, five seat motors.

So it’s a bit bigger, with legroom in the rear, and more with a 90 per cent of its hybrid renewed. That means a smaller electric motor, a more powerful battery it’s the same unit), a new four-cylinder petrol engine and a new body and interior.

What’s it

Well, they’ve certainly a more complete car this round. Although it’s recognisably a Prius, with its rear, tall taillights and rear window, it’s a sharper and cleaner piece of even if it still looks a underwhelming on standard fit 15-inch They’re alloy, by the way, though they have a cover (making the Prius the only car in the world to have wheels with wheel – the explanation is, according to a Toyota exec, because the very wheels are “not the best alloys in the world.”

Inside, too, it’s all moved on; neat and cohesive include the ultra-slim air vents The is very upright and dash slab like in front of but it’s clean and clear, if the Eco Monitor (which tells you how your driving is) is confusing.

Toyota’s added three modes to the Prius, selected by on the centre console. So in EV mode you can the Prius on electric power only for 2km), Eco cuts response and air-con output, and improves acceleration – or you can just them alone and drive

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT

And it drives well. It rides (especially when you consider got a torsion beam rear doesn’t flop about too and has some of that instant afforded by electric motors, deliver all their torque 0rpm.

It falls down on though – there is plenty of noise, and it’s not all down to the as well as a near permanent from wind noise the windscreen at much over It’s not a deal breaker but you expect more from a car in its cheapest format, is still

Should I buy one?

This is not really a car for anyone who really well, cars. But the engineering is developed and the Prius is much – closer now to being a genuine to more mainstream fare ever before.

It’s still outclassed by a 1.6 Focus when it comes to and handling but the efficiencies of the drivetrain are harder to argue against – if you can’t match the claimed 89 of CO2 and the 72.4mpg, you’re still to be reaching at least 65mpg if conservative with the throttle.

not cheap but it’s the same as the old one, and compared to the rather Honda Insight (which, is more than £5000 in base trim) it’s in a league.

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT

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