2015 Toyota Prius+ pricing and specification revealed

* Updated version of Toyota Prius+ revealed * Will cost from £26,995 * First cars delivered to customers in January 2015...

2015 Toyota Prius+ pricing and specification revealed

The face-lifted 2015 Toyota Prius+ has been revealed, and will cost from £26,995. It is available to order now, with the first cars being delivered to customers in January 2015.

What is it?

The Prius+ is the seven-seater MPV version of Toyota's hybrid Prius, and it has been updated for 2015, with a new look and a revised trim line-up.

It gets a restyled front end, with a new upper grille and a more prominent Toyota badge, while there are new LED headlights to complete the look.

At the rear there are new lights, a new licence plate surround and an integrated diffuser. Inside, there is a new dark silver metallic finish, on the switchgear and a new 4.2-inch colour touch-screen, which comes with the latest Toyota Touch 2 multimeda system.

Toyota also says it has improved the Prius+'s ride and handling.

What engines can I choose from?

There is just the one engine on offer in the Prius+ - a 1.8-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor, which is capable of powering the car over short distances.

It has been tweaked to comply with Euro 6 emission regulations, and emits 96g/km CO2 and averages 68.9mpg when fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels. This rises to 101g/km and 64.2mpg when the 17-inch alloys are fitted.

How much equipment does it come with?

There are now three trim levels to choose from, with a new range-topping Excel Plus joining the existing Icon and Excel models.

The entry-level Icon comes with 16-inch alloys, auto lights and wipers, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, a reversing camera, keyless entry and start LED headlights, heated front seats, automatic air-conditioning and cruise control.

Excel trim adds 17-inch alloys, adaptive cruise control, park assist and a pre-crash safety system. The new Excel Plus trim adds leather seats and two DVD players with individual screens for the back-seat passengers.

How much will it cost?

The Icon trim costs £26,995, the Excel £29,245 and the Excel Plus costs £31,245.

There are a few options that can be added, including a sat-nav upgrade for £750, a parking pack for £550 and a protection pack for £325.

Can I get a discount?

The current Prius+'s high-ish list price has been offset by some decent discounts, which have ranged from £2200 to around £2500. There is no reason to think that this relatively minor visual face-lift will not benefit from similar Target Price savings.