Toyota has announced that the Prius Plug-in – which will only be available in one trim level – will be priced at £32,895 before the £5,000 Government grant.
This makes it £2,000 more expensive than the Nissan Leaf, but with the benefit of a combined range of 769 miles versus the Nissan’s 100 miles. It also takes 90 minutes for a complete charge instead of the Leaf’s eight hours.
The Plug-in Prius can travel 15.5 miles on electric power alone, while it’s capable of road tax-beating figures of 134.5mpg and 49g/km of CO2.
Standard equipment includes LED daytime running lights and 15-inch alloy wheels, while inside there are heated front seats, a leather steering wheel and cruise control, as well as a touchscreen with sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth and a reversing camera.
Despite the car's plug-in drivetrain set-up, it offers the same 443 litres of bootspace and the same cabin space as the regular Prius.
The Prius Plug-in goes on sale in July.