Toyota Prius Plug-in prices

10 Apr, 2012 1:47pm Damion Smy

Toyota Prius Plug-in will be priced from £27,895 when it goes on sale in July

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.

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With realistic pricing this could be a complete winner as it requires little compromise. As it is the cost of purchase and likely depreciation or maintenence (due to battery life) means that you are still likely to be better off with a Golf of Focus diesel.

Agree with IronChicken. When you work out the cost of purchasing the car compared to a diesel you are better off buying the diesel after working out maintenence and depreciation. Not a good buy at all.

I don't see the point of this car, it is not purely electric so why make it a plug in? All you are going to do is end up with 2 high bills, one still for the fuel and now a higher electric bill. What was wrong with using an energy recovery system like the original one?

I admit i don't like the looks of the Prius or the stigma the car carries but it is undoubtedly very good at what it does, probably stil the class leader? But this one just stinks of a 'fad' car.

If this car costs you 32k and a top spec Focus Diesel costs 22k, would the Prius save you 10k in running costs? Unless you are planning to keep the car some many years, by which point the technology will be newer and more affordable.
This car doesn't really make financial sense, although I'm sure its nice.
All this PHEV, BEV, HEV is very confusing to consumers and they need to work on one and phase out the others... and make one affordable alternative to diesel.