TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition Plus Auto
- OTR £29,195
- Including OLEV grant (Category 2)
- Plug-in Petrol Hybrid, Large family
- 1798cc (1.8 litre), Automatic, 5 door
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid reviewNGC verdict 08.08.2012
Swopping the Prius's nickel-metal hydride battery pack for a more expensive, heavier, more potent lithium-ion one has made this the best Prius yet for wealthy motorists wanting to go greener, but it's still difficult to make the maths add up. Low mileage, urban users might never need a petrol station, but won't cover enough miles to justify financially the extra cost of this plug-in version over a standard Prius.
The Prius remains white goods style transport rather than an entertaining car to drive and the interior looks and feels cheap considering the car's £32,895 price tag before the poor taxpayer chips in £5,000.
Review by Russell Bray