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The facelifted Toyota Prius will cost from £21,350 when it goes on sale in March
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19 January 2012

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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K1NZ 23 January 2012

Re: Facelifted Prius from £21,350

drivenfromtherearplease wrote:

Ooh, windows down for that one and for the 350z too!

Its a fantastic car, it happended to be a soft top convertible to, it still handled brilliantly aswell, it was a fantatic GT car, comfortable with plenty of space and lots of low down torque for over taking so you hardly had to go lower than fourth gear to pass, was quite economical aswell and considering it was on big 18" wheels the ride was excellent. It could get rather tail happy aswell if you drove it enthusiasticly round a corner. Around town however it wasnt so good, fuel consumption went through the roof and you found yourself shifting gears to much and the clutch and gearbox was heavy and awkward to use... i still loved it though

drivenfromthere... 22 January 2012

Re: Facelifted Prius from £21,350

K1NZ wrote:
No there wasnt and no damge either

Good.

K1NZ wrote:
There are some great roads, between christchurch and queenstown some are fantastic, i did this drive last thursday for work, saw some guy driving an Aston V8 Vantage S and thought hes going to be having a fun time

Ooh, windows down for that one and for the 350z too!

Well, I'm off to bed with the sound of roaring engines and wonderful scenery in my head...

K1NZ 22 January 2012

Re: Facelifted Prius from £21,350

drivenfromtherearplease wrote:

Ooh cripes. Any casualties?

No there wasnt and no damge either, the last few we have had havent caused too much carnage, just a bit of liquefaction from the 6.4 we had on the 23rd of december, nice christmas present haha.

drivenfromtherearplease wrote:
Some of the very long straights deep south would sustain it. Great roads, very long straights and then some real fine twisties, followed by long straights

There are some great roads, between christchurch and queenstown some are fantastic, i did this drive last thursday for work, saw some guy driving an Aston V8 Vantage S and thought hes going to be having a fun time!

I once found an amazing driving road north of wellington, was immaculately maintained had plenty of twists and straights and even better i was driving a 350Z with a 6speed mannual...now that was just amazing.