The facelifted Toyota Prius will cost from £21,350 when it goes on sale in March

The facelifted Toyota Prius will cost from £21,350 when it goes on sale in March. Revisions to the hybrid Prius – now in its third generation – include a new bumper, which houses a larger lower grille and new clear-lens headlights. Its LED daytime running lights have been moved beneath the indicators. Because of the changes, the Prius gains 20mm in length compared with its predecessor.

Inside, darker materials are used on the dash and silver inserts used around the centre console and air vents and the car’s starter button gets blue illumination. Changes have also been made to the seats, which offer wider adjustment.

Toyota’s touchscreen control system now comes as standard across the model range, with the firm’s multimedia and navigation system (including Bluetooth and rear-view camera) a standard feature on Prius T Spirit models.

Mechanically, the hybrid’s suspension components have been stiffened for increased rigidity and NVH levels improved. Redesigned bracing for the steering column also improves steering feel, according to Toyota.

Later in the year, the facelifted Prius is joined by the Prius Plug-in Hybrid and seven-seat Prius+.

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22 January 2012

20bhp (combined) and 30lbf of torque more (combined) would be ideal. It just doesn't have quite enough poke to be "acceptable" in my opinion - but it's close.

22 January 2012

I suppose if you arent a petrol head and want to think your doing something to save the planet by driving the most uninspiring boring eco box then there is a place for the Prius...my place for it is the scrap heap...il take a Golf diesel

22 January 2012

I don't think everyone who buys a Prius thinks they're 'saving the planet'. I think most people are more intelligent than that. I quite like them because they're interesting technology.

I know they are unlikely to be mega economical in the real world but they're still nicely frugal and it's a nice smooth drive and sometimes that's all you want. I'd never buy one but I can see why some people do. They even look half decent in white.

22 January 2012

I feel the Prius needs a bigger steering wheel. It's still not quite as big as those on London buses.............but it's getting there.

22 January 2012

Well there used to be a saying about money and sense and it seems to me that most Pious buyers have an imbalance.....

22 January 2012

[quote Evo_ermine]

I don't think everyone who buys a Prius thinks they're 'saving the planet'. I think most people are more intelligent than that. I quite like them because they're interesting technology.

I know they are unlikely to be mega economical in the real world but they're still nicely frugal and it's a nice smooth drive and sometimes that's all you want. I'd never buy one but I can see why some people do. They even look half decent in white.

[/quote] The 10th Anniversary model does indeed look nice in white.

And i've seen 74mpg out of one on one run.

Only luddites don't see the value and worth of car's like the Prius. And as a drive i'd far rather a Prius than a Golf.

22 January 2012

[quote K1NZ]and want to think your doing something to save the planet by driving the most uninspiring boring eco box then there is a place for the Prius...my place for it is the scrap heap[/quote] Can we assume that you have not actually driven one for any appreciable length of time ? [quote K1NZ]il take a Golf diesel[/quote] ...and pollute the atmosphere even more with some really nasty stuff, rather than the the CO2. I do so hate people who spout such ill informed and prejudiced crap as K1NZ does here.


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22 January 2012

This follows the normal Toyota pattern of being slightly better all round than the previous version, and is none the worse for it. It seems competitive by any standards and the present version seems to be selling well, so I would think there would a number of perfectly good reasons for choosing it. Of course it does attract the eco-hypocrites but that doesn't strike me as sufficient reason to condemn it as a car.

22 January 2012

[quote ordinary bloke][quote K1NZ]and want to think your doing something to save the planet by driving the most uninspiring boring eco box then there is a place for the Prius...my place for it is the scrap heap[/quote] Can we assume that you have not actually driven one for any appreciable length of time ? [quote K1NZ]il take a Golf diesel[/quote] ...and pollute the atmosphere even more with some really nasty stuff, rather than the the CO2. I do so hate people who spout such ill informed and prejudiced crap as K1NZ does here.[/quote]

I didnt mean to annoy anyone mate, i am entitled to an opinion isnt that what this forum is about?

I dont like the Prius...you obviously aprreciate it for what it is about and its green credentials, if id rather a Golf over a prius and that my taste...

22 January 2012

[quote K1NZ]

I didnt mean to annoy anyone mate, i am entitled to an opinion isnt that what this forum is about?

I dont like the Prius...you obviously aprreciate it for what it is about and its green credentials, if id rather a Golf over a prius and that my taste

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Sometimes you're not allowed an opinion ;-)

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