Offering two clear advantages for everyday use, the new solar roof not only powers electronics within the Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s cabin – such as the lights and multimedia system while on the move – it will also recharge the battery when it’s parked. Incredibly this top-up of energy can contribute to an additional 1,000km* of EV range each year depending on the country and conditions it’s being driven in.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid also features Toyota Safety Sense as standard. Highlights include Full-Speed Adaptive Cruise Control (with full stop technology) which detects a change in distance to the vehicle in front and causes the Prius Plug-in Hybrid to either slow, come to a complete standstill or accelerate smoothly back to its pre-selected cruising speed, once traffic speed increases.
Inside the Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s advanced cabin, a wireless phone charger in the centre console allows you to recharge compatible smartphones without the need for a cable, while a colour head-up display presents essential information on the windscreen, so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. There is also a new battery 'charge mode' available at the push of a button, which gives the driver on demand EV battery charging while driving, for when EV charge is depleted.
Completing this impressive host of features is Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Simple Intelligent Parking Assist (S-IPA) system, which uses an array of sensors to identify and steer into and out of parallel parking spaces – it will even guide you into perpendicular spaces too, for complete peace of mind.