The third European model of the family Prius debuts at the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March 2011) and is called the Prius + . Closely related to the American v Prius , the new Prius + offers for the first time the European public a full 7-seater hybrid -oriented families and those with special needs dependents.
Compared to the known Toyota Prius , the Prius + offers three rows of seats, with the second divided and folded independently, and the third configuration in 50:50. The body has a considerable vertical development and elongation are not going to affect the drag. The Cx of 0.29 is in fact not far from the value of 0.25 best-selling hybrid in the world. The integrated panoramic sunroof, the front edges sharp, the large front grille and cooling tail spoiler helps to improve the aerodynamics of the Prius +
A unique feature of the Toyota Prius + is the adoption of the latest generation Hybrid Synergy Drive, the one with lithium-ion battery . The lithium-ion battery, already used by the Prius Plug-in , offers the advantage of compact size and installation under the center console between the front seats. This will ensure more room for 7 passengers and their baggage. The full hybrid technology can be used, as usual, according to the EV-only mode electric traction, ECO, which maximizes the efficiency of the hybrid system and POWER to have the best performance. The marketing of the Toyota Prius + is scheduled for the first half of 2012 , joining the Prius and the Prius Plug-in.