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Toyota increases published CO2 emissions for Prius and Prius+

Toyota Prius CO2 emissions

Toyota has published increased CO2 emissions figures for the Prius and Prius+, based on new WLTP testing.

The official figure for the standard Prius Hybrid (on 15-inch wheels) has jumped from 70g/km to 78g/km, meaning that cars sold from February 2018 will no longer be congestion charge exempt as the current limit is 75g/km.

Prius models with larger wheels have seen an increase to 82g/km.

As a result the car jumps from 13% Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) to 17% and will find itself in the 19% band next year.

The combined fuel consumption figures for the two models have been updated to 83.1mpg (15-inch wheels) and 78.5mpg (17-inch wheels).

Larger Prius+ models now have official CO2 emissions of 106g/km – 112g/km, depending on wheel size.

The plug-in hybrid version of the Prius is still the most efficient with CO2 emissions of 28g/km, increasing from 22g/km.

The published figures were tested under WLTP standards then converted to equivalent NEDC. WLTP figures will be rolled out in 2019.

The Prius and Prius+ are the first of the manufacturer’s UK models to adopt new fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data linked to the forthcoming WLTP programme for vehicle testing.

Read more on emissions regulation changes here.

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