Toyota has released the full rundown on the pricing of the upcoming 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the five-passenger Prius V minivan.
The first-ever Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which combines the firm’s Hybrid Synergy Drive with a small lithium-ion battery to extend the electric-only driving range, starts at $32,000 not including a $760 processing and handling (DPH) fee that raises the price to $32,760, while the better equipped Advance trim model will have an MSRP of $39,525 or $40,285 with DPH.
The Japanese company said it expects both Prius Plug-in trim levels to qualify for a federal tax credit of approximately $2,500.
The plug-in model features a new Lithium-ion battery that offers an extended electric-only driving range of up to 15 miles at a maximum speed of 62 mile-per-hour. The battery can be fully charged in 2.5-3 hours using a standard 120V outlet or 1.5 hours using 240V.
According to Toyota estimates, the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid will deliver approximately 87 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) and 49 MPG when operating in hybrid mode.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid will begin reaching showrooms in spring of 2012.
The third member of the Prius family is the Prius V minivan, which carries a base MRSP $26,400, or $27,140 if you include the DPH fee. According to the Japanese automaker, the Prius V will return estimated EPA fuel economy ratings of 44 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined.
The hybrid minivan is scheduled to arrive in Toyota dealerships across the country in late October.