Two Prius mod­els only

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TOY­OTA is of­fer­ing the new Prius in two model grades, with an op­tion pack for the en­try level model. The two grades are Prius and Prius i-Tech. All Prius mod­els have petrol-elec­tric Hy­brid Syn­ergy Drive, which in­cludes elec­tronic con­stantly vari­able trans­mis­sion and re­gen­er­a­tive brak­ing.

Stan­dard fea­tures in­clude 15in al­loy wheels (not in­clud­ing spare), seven airbags, Ve­hi­cle Sta­bil­ity Con­trol with co­op­er­a­tive steer­ing as­sist, Smart (wireless) en­try and Smart start, auto power win­dows with anti-jam­ming pro­tec­tion, power driver-seat lum­bar ad­just­ment, steer­ing wheel con­trols for air­con­di­tion­ing, au­dio and mo­bile tele­phone, multi-in­for­ma­tion dis­play with in-me­ter VFD-type sub dis­play (touch tracer sys­tem), Head-Up Dis­play, eight-speaker au­dio sys­tem with two-chan­nel am­pli­fier, in­te­grated Su­per Live Sound Sys­tem, mi­cro­phone, am­pli­fier and au­dio mini jack and space-saver spare wheel. The op­tional nav­i­ga­tion pack adds seven-inch Au­dio Vis­ual Nav­i­ga­tion ( AVN) screen, satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and In­tel­li­gent Park As­sist ( IPA) with back mon­i­tor and rear guide as­sist.

Prius i-Tech has the ad­di­tional fea­tures over en­try level Prius of AVN screen, DVD-based satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion, IPA, LED low-beam head­lamps, auto head­lamp lev­el­ling, pop-up head­lamp clean­ers, Dy­namic radar cruise con­trol, Pre­Crash safety Sys­tem, sun­roof with so­lar cells, leather-bound steer­ing wheel, leather seat trim, leather door trim and leather rear con­sole box trim, front seat heaters, elec­trochro­matic in­te­rior rearview mir­ror, steer­ing wheel-mounted re­mote switches and cli­mate-con­trolled air­con­di­tion­ing with brush­less mo­tor and re­mote air­con­di­tion­ing fea­ture.

Prius i-Tech has a tyre re­pair kit in lieu of the space-saver spare wheel.

Right: The Head-Up Dis­play on the wind­screen of the Prius can show the car’s speed. Left: The hy­brid en­gine uses fuel at the av­er­age com­bined rate of 3.9L/100km.

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