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Prius Plug-in Hybrid to make MPG Marathon UK debut

Toyota's new Prius Plug-in Hybrid will make its UK debut on the MPG Marathon event next week. Due to take place over 18th and 19th October, the new plug-in hybrid will compete before it goes on sale in spring 2017.

With significantly better economy figures than the previous model, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid will cover around 30 miles on electric power, return 282.5 MPG and emit 22 g/km CO2 according to Toyota, with figures subject to final homologation.

The car will come from the Paris Motor Show stand where it made its European debut at the end of September, and will be driven to try and achieve the highest fuel economy possible, competing both against other vehicles and the manufacturer's own official figure. The Prius Plug-in will be joining vehicles as diverse as the new Ford Mustang, to the advanced Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell.

Event organiser, Jerry Ramsdale said: "We're delighted that Toyota has taken the opportunity to demonstrate its future technology on the event, ahead of its UK on-sale date. It goes to show how much the MPG Marathon has become recognised by the industry as a shop window into the world of efficient low and zero emissions vehicles.

"It's astonishing to think how far cars have come since the event began, and this is a perfect example of how they've grown to be cleaner and greener."

"As pioneers and global leaders in hybrid technology as well as the first manufacturer in the world to introduce Plug-in hybrid, the second generation Prius Plug-in raises the bar in terms of vehicle efficiency," said Neil Broad, Toyota's General Manager of Fleet and Remarketing.

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:12th Oct 2016

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