Toyota Prius Plug-in gets new safety and connectivity kit
Toyota’s Prius Plug-in now comes with extra driver assistance and connectivity features as part of an update.
New features include the addition of Lane Trace Assist to the standard-fit Toyota Safety Sense package of active safety and driver assistance systems. Lane Trace Assist works in tandem with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and helps keep the driver keep the car centred in its traffic lane. If a driver goes off course, it will provide gentle steering inputs to keep the car in the lane, both on straight roads and on bends.
Reassuringly, if the markings are faded or obscured, it will follow the path of the vehicle ahead.
The Prius Plug-in also now comes with Toyota’s latest multimedia package, which includes simple smartphone connection to the system, using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and accessed via the car’s central 8.0-inch multimedia control screen.
Thanks to the addition of a data collection module, the Prius Plug-in gains access additional MyT app functions, plus eCall to provide an automatic alert to the emergency services in the event of a serious impact. The MyT app provides features including service alerts, ‘find my car’ vehicle location, journey planning and coaching on how to achieve the best eco-driving performance.
MyT also logs driving data, so information about mileage, speed and performance from previous journeys can be accessed and analysed.
The updated Toyota Prius Plug-in is on sale now, priced from £32,645 OTR for the Business Edition and £34,745 for the Excel model.