Updated Toyota Prius+ MPV revealed

Hybrid MPV has been updated for 2015, including tweaked styling and more standard kit

The Toyota Prius+ MPV has been tweaked for 2015, with refreshed styling, more equipment and new colour choices.

On the outside, the seven-seat MPV takes inspiration from the facelifted Toyota Yaris and new Toyota Aygo, with a bold black grille and redesigned headlights. There’s a set of redesigned tail-lights, too, as well as a new rear bumper.

Inside, there’s a new dark silver metallic finish for the buttons and switches, and splashes of chrome on the door handles and air vents. On the top of the dashboard, there’s a 4.2-inch colour screen, displaying information on fuel consumption and the car’s trip computer. It also features a new ‘Eco Judge’ function designed to maximise your efficiency by scoring you for how economically you’re driving.

In addition to the small screen, all models now feature Toyota’s Touch 2 multimedia system. This includes controls for the car’s Bluetooth and reversing camera and can also be specified with satellite navigation and Toyota’s online portal – featuring an expanded range of connected services such as live traffic information and Internet connectivity.

Equipment upgrades include electric seat adjustment, a front central armrest and parking assistance. Safety features have been upgraded, too, to include hill-start assistance and an emergency braking signal – this automatically turns on the hazard warning lights when you brake hard.

It’s not yet clear which models will feature the above equipment, or how much each will cost. These details will be announced closer to the car’s on-sale date early next year. However, we expect a slight increase on the outgoing model, which starts from £26,145. In Europe, the new Prius+ will be offered in Dark Sherry metallic and Attitude Black mica - though we'll have to wait and see whether these will be available in the UK.

For more information on the current Toyota range, including a video review of the existing Prius+ MPV, head over to the Carbuyer Toyota reviews page.

Recommended

New Toyota GR86 unveiled
2021 Toyota GR86 - front 3/4 view
Toyota
6 Apr 2021

New Toyota GR86 unveiled

New Toyota Yaris Cross launch models announced
Toyota Yaris Cross Dynamic - front 3/4 view
Toyota Yaris Hybrid hatchback
29 Mar 2021

New Toyota Yaris Cross launch models announced

Toyota GR Supra gets 2.0-litre engine and lower price
Toyota Supra
8 Jan 2021

Toyota GR Supra gets 2.0-litre engine and lower price

Cheap fun cars: our picks from £1,000 to £10,000
Honda Civic Type R front
Toyota
5 Jan 2021

Cheap fun cars: our picks from £1,000 to £10,000

Most Popular

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

New Mercedes EQS electric saloon unveiled
2021 Mercedes EQS front 3/4 tracking
Mercedes
15 Apr 2021

New Mercedes EQS electric saloon unveiled

Best new car deals 2021
Skoda Fabia
Deals
16 Apr 2021

Best new car deals 2021

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks