Toyota has just announced pricing for the Plug-in Prius and the Prius V. The all new Prius V and Prius Plug-in Hybrid are the two newest hybrid vehicles added to the Prius family this year to provide more passenger seating and cargo space along with a much more fuel efficient powertrain.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid has a starting price of $32,000, and it could top out at $39,525 for the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced model. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid models carry a 4.4-kWh battery pack, which will qualify for a federal tax credit of $2,500. While the Prius V starts at $26,400, and it won’t qualify for any tax incentives. All models are subject to a $760 destination charge as well.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid will feature a new lithium-ion battery to provide energy for an extended electric-only driving range of up to 15 miles at a maximum speed of 62 mph. Toyota claims that it will deliver an estimated 87 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) and when operating in hybrid mode will achieve an estimated 49 mpg. In addition, the Prius Plug-in can charge to full in only 2.5-3 hours when using a standard 120V outlet or 1.5 hours when using 240V outlet. While the Toyota Prius V is expected to deliver estimated EPA fuel economy ratings of 44 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined.
Toyota plans to have the plug-in Prius available in 14 western and East Coast states next spring and in all 50 states in 2013. And the Prius V will arrive at Toyota dealerships in late October of this year.