Refreshed Toyota Prius for 2012 starts from £21,350 in the UK

Toyota-Prius-2012MY-2Japanese car manufacturer Toyota recently released is pricing scheme for the 2012 Prius hybrid which received a subtle facelift. The new Prius will heat showrooms in Britain by March 2012. The hybrid car will be offered in three different trims with sticker prices starting at £21,350 thru £24,620.

The new Prius hybrid was unveiled during the Frankfurt auto show last September with some improvements implemented for is exterior and interior.

On the outside, the Prius gets a new design for its bumper which receives new daytime lights, headlamps with new LED configuration, new graphics for the tail lamp, and new options for the alloy rim.

Inside, the front seats gets a new design, new upholstery, and the surfaces get a softer-touch treatment. The car manufacturer also installed better equipment like a new touch screen Toyota Control system which comes standards on all trim levels.

The designers and engineers also aim for better ride comfort and steering by making improvements to the suspension system and the car’s steering column.

The hybrid setup of the Prius remains unchanged with the 1.8L Atkinson petrol engine working with an electric motor. This setup has a combined fuel mileage of 72.4 mpg for UK standards and a carbon dioxide emission of 89 grams per kilometer.

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