Plus-size Prius

The Toyota Prius+ has superior ride and handling characteristics and feels more assured around bends, with its extra width and lower centre of gravity.
The Toyota Prius+ has superior ride and handling characteristics and feels more assured around bends, with its extra width and lower centre of gravity.ST PHOTOS; BENJAMIN SEETOR
The Toyota Prius+ has superior ride and handling characteristics and feels more assured around bends, with its extra width and lower centre of gravity.
The Toyota Prius+ has superior ride and handling characteristics and feels more assured around bends, with its extra width and lower centre of gravity.ST PHOTOS; BENJAMIN SEETOR

Wishing for a compact hybrid seven-seater? Toyota's lithium-assisted Prius+ is here

Toyota has replaced its Wish - possibly its best compact multi-purpose vehicle - with a petrol-electric hybrid seven-seater. How does the new-age successor named Prius+ measure up?

First off, let's look at space. The new car is slightly longer and wider, but sits a tad lower. Its wheelbase is 30mm longer at 2,780mm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2018, with the headline 'Plus-size Prius'. Print Edition | Subscribe