Production of the 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is due to end in the month of June 2015, according to Nathan Kokes of Toyota Motor Sales USA in a post on PriusChat. The first Prius model to adopt a plug-in variant was initially revealed to the world in 2011 and sits alongside the regular Prius as well as c and v variants in the North American lineup.

Under the bonnet, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid utilises a 1.8 litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine which puts out a total of 99 PS, paired to an electric motor capable of 86 PS – juice comes courtesy of a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. All in all, total power output is rated at 136 PS, good enough for a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 10.7 seconds and a top whack of 180 km/h. Fuel economy is quoted at 47.6 km/l.


An all-electric range of 18 km at speeds of up to 100 km/h has been touted while full operational range is recorded at 870 km, CO2 emissions stand at 49 g/km. A bit of side trivia – the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid holds the record for the most economical car to lap the Nurburgring with a 250 km/l figure over a 20:59 lap.

As for its replacement, the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid will probably see the light of day no earlier than 2017, at best. Though it has been stated that Toyota is “hard at work developing” its successor, delays for the regular next-gen Prius means that the launch of the plug-in model won’t be happening anytime soon.

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