What’s changed for the 2015 Toyota Prius+?

The Toyota Prius+ has been overhauled inside and out and benefits from a new three grade line-up comprised of Icon, Excel and Excel+.

In this post we compare the visual changes of the new model – on sale now – with its predecessor.

Up front

Curvier headlights now incorporate the indicator repeaters and the LED daytime running lights have been reshaped. The front bumper has a larger upswept air intake, which is finished in contrasting gloss black paint.

The grille looks smoother thanks to the removal of the horizontal chrome strip from the outgoing model.

2015 Toyota Prius+ front end

Prius-exterior-static-2015-9

Previous Toyota Prius+ front end

Prius plus 2012

Profile

The smoothed front end gives the impression of a shorter front overhang. As before, the taillights extend into the rear wing but the clear lenses have been replaced with swathes of red to conceal their height.

2015 Toyota Prius+ profile

Prius  2015 profile

Previous Toyota Prius+ profile

Prius 2015 profile

At the rear

The clear taillight lenses have been replaced with red items and a pair of creases have been added to the base of the registration plate housing. The bumper has been redesigned to resemble a diffuser for a sportier look.

2015 Toyota Prius+ rear

Prius 2015 rear

Previous Toyota Prius+ rear

Prius 2012 rear

Interior

There are big changes in the cabin of the 2015 Prius+. The multimedia system now uses the Toyota Touch 2 operating system, which brings an improved interface and 3D city modelling on Excel and Excel Plus grades.

The infotainment section of the centre console is now finished in touch sensitive material, while a new colour TFT screen has been added to the upper instrument panel.

2015 Toyota Prius+ interior

Prius plus 2015 interior

Prius Plus 2015 central screen

Previous Toyota Prius+ interior

Prius plus 2012 interior

Prius Plus 2012 central screen

Also good to know

Combined cycle economy for Prius+ Icon grades is 68.9mpg and road tax is free. Excel and Excel Plus models return 64.2mpg on the combined cycle. The first year’s tax is free and costs £20 thereafter.

The Prius+ starts at £26,995 on-the-road.

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