Toyota has introduced a range of new features on its Prius plug-in hybrid model, including a new lane keeping system, the latest smartphone integration and enhanced connected services.
Priced from £32,645 on-the-road, the Prius now features Lane Trace Assist as standard. It works alongside the adaptive cruise control and helps keep the car centred in its lane, enabling greater driver assistance.
If it detects any unintended deviations, it will provides gentle steering inputs to keep the car to its correct course, both on straight roads and through curves.
Toyota says The system makes for safer driving and reduces the burden on the driver, particularly in busy traffic.
The Prius Plug-in also now comes with Toyota’s latest multimedia package, which includes smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto using the car’s eight-inch central touchscreen.
A new telematics module enables drivers to access additional connected services including an eCall function for emergencies.
Drivers also benefit from enhanced connectiviety via the MyT app, which includes service alerts, “find my car” vehicle location, journey planning and coaching on how to achieve the best eco-driving performance.
MyT also logs driving data, so information about mileage, speed and performance from previous journeys can be accessed and analysed.
The Prius Plug-in’s powertrain has an all-electric capability that allows up to 34 miles of emission-free driving. The car can also be driven at speeds up to 84mph in EV mode.
CO2 emissions for the Prius plug-in range from 28-34g/km.