The king of hybrid passenger cars and SUVs, Toyota claims that company should sell at least 16,000 – 17,000 plug-ins the first year while Bloomberg reports, “Toyota expects the plug-in Prius to sell for $3,000 to $5,000 more than a standard version, which starts at $23,520, said Jana Hartline, a company spokeswoman.”
Toyota Introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid
- Extended Electric Range
- Selectable EV Mode
- Expected 87 MPGe
- Quick Home Charging
The 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in could reach the market priced at $32,000 for the base model and $39,525 for the Plug-in Hybrid Advanced model. while it’s biggest competitor The 2012 Nissan Leaf will start at $35,200, while the 2012 Chevy Volt’s base price will be $40,280. Great thing, a plug-in Prius cheaper than a conventional Prius.
2012 Toyota Prius plug-in is powered by a 98-hp 1.8 liter 4-cylinder that runs on the Atkinson cycle and contributes to a maximum 134 total system horsepower.
Toyota said the first-generation lithium-ion battery capable of taking the Prius PHV Concept 15 miles in all-electric power at top speeds up to 62 mph on a full charge.
2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid can offers you average 87 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) in combined driving and 49 MPG in hybrid mode.
Great thing, Prius plug-in can full-charges while using a standard 120 volt outlet in 3 hours, on the other hand a 240 volt chargers in 1.5 hr.
The 2012 Prius Plug-in is among a number of Toyota models that offer the new Entune multimedia system and the first-ever support for engaging mobile apps including iHeartRadio’s 750+ stations, and the Pandora®personalized music service along with accessing useful travel-related services, such as live weather, traffic, fuel information (location and price), stocks, and sports.
Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and against corrosion with no mileage limitation along with 24-hour roadside assistance for three years or 25,000 miles.
At last I would like to say that new 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid is a boon for the future generation and no doubt it will rock the world market with it’s stylish look, extra ordinary features and cool pricing. What you think? Please be open to give your view.