After introducing the all-new Toyota Prius, the Japanese car brand decided for a light refresh of its hybrid C-segment MPV Prius+.  

Strategic revisions were mainly focused on providing a more comfortable driving experience, which was achieved also by making improvements to the vehicle's transmission (CVT), which secures quieter and more linear acceleration, more closely linking the driver's use of the throttle to the increase in speed.

Toyota's engineers were able to maintain acceleration performance while reducing engine revs by around 1,000rpm. More electric power is now available to support the performance of the 1.8-litre VVT-I Atkinson cycle petrol engine. As a result, the drive is more relaxed, smoother and quieter, with official combined cycle CO2 output from as low as 95 g/km and fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100km.

The new exterior also comes with a new shade for 2016, Black Blue, while the passenger cabin has been upgraded with a series of additional sound insulation and absorption measures, as well as an updated, 2016 Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system, made even simpler and more intuitive to use. With Go package, the system has been enriched with the inclusion of three years of map and connectivity updates.

May 20, 2016 Driving photo: Toyota

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