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2019 Toyota Prius PHEV Now Available In Galaxy Black, Features Five Seats

In addition to the world’s most popular hybrid passenger car, Toyota offers a plug-in hybrid Prius to customers who need more electric range. The 2019 model year in Europe doesn’t feature a bigger battery nor any improvements to the electric motor and internal combustion engine, but on the upside, the Prius PHEV features an extra seat for the rear bench. 12 photos2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV2019 Toyota Prius PHEV That’s not all, though! Also new for 2019 is the Galaxy Black Metallic in the featured photo, which works like a hand in glove with the two-tone 17” alloy wheels. Black trim is also available for the interior, which can be optioned with white seat upholstery. The fabric is also new, promising “a higher sensory quality feel to the car’s interior.”

A battery warming system and a heat pump come standard, bringing the cells in the battery at the appropriate temperature as quickly as possible. Minimizing the impact of cold weather is an important aspect for plug-in vehicles during recharging as well as on the long haul. Customers who feel like splashing out their hard-earned cash can opt for a solar panel integrated into the roof, which provides up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) of additional range.

So how efficient is it, then? Up to 45 kilometers (28 miles) of all-electric range will have to suffice, along with a top speed in EV mode of 135 km/h (84 mph). The ultra-low emissions of the Prius PHEV are rated at 28 grams of CO2 per kilometer on the WLTP cycle, translating to 1.3 liters per 100 kilometers. It’s an impressive powertrain, you can bet on that!

Over in Germany, the Prius PHEV is 37,550 euros as opposed to 28,450 euros for the Prius hybrid. No fewer than three trim levels are available, and the range-topping option is the Prius PHEV Executive at 40,650 euros. Even the entry-level trim comes with a reversing assistant, blind-spot warning, and a head-up display if you were wondering.

Moving on to the United Kingdom, the most affordable Prius PHEV will set you back 32,125 pounds sterling on-the-road.

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