Magnificent seven on the way
TOYOTA, the leader in hybrid electric/petrol power units, will have this seven-seat Prius+ on sale next year. It will be the most economical seven-seater on sale, though figures have not been released. There are three independent, split-folding second-row seats and a 50:50 split-folding third row. It is the first Toyota non-plug-in hybrid to use a lithium-ion battery pack. The compact battery, beneath the second-row seats, means passenger and loadspace and the vehicle’s interior flexibility are unaffected.