Toyota has applied some modest updates on the Euro-spec Prius+ which is billed as being the only seven-seat hybrid available on the old continent.

Toyota has applied some modest updates on the Euro-spec Prius+ which is billed as being the only seven-seat hybrid available on the old continent.

It was 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show where Toyota brought the seven-seater Prius+ and now the people carrier has received a subtle makeover which brings a restyled front fascia with LED headlights, updated upper front grille and a trapezoidal lower grille featuring a black metallic finish. Also changed are the LED daytime running lights, air intakes, combination rear lamp design as well as the license plate trim and bumper with built-in diffuser.

The Euro-spec Prius+ has gained two fresh exterior paints (Dark Sherry metallic & Attitude Black mica) while inside the cabin there's a new dark silver metallic finish for the AC dial control and driver's switchgear. Other tweaks include chrome door handles & center console air vents along with a new 4.2-inch TFT display providing basic data and controllable via the steering wheel-mounted buttons.

Aside from these changes, the 2015 Prius+ (Euro-spec) benefits from improved handling and ride thanks to adjustments made to the damping force. Moreover, Toyota has installed new sound deadening material in the side of the rear compartment while the hybrid powertrain now meets Euro 6 emissions standards.

As a reminder, the Toyota Prius+ is powered by a 99 HP four-cylinder 1.8-liter engine working together with an 81 HP electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Thanks to a combined output of 136 HP (100 kW), it does the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 11.3 seconds and tops out at 102 mph (165 km/h). This hardware setup grants the hybrid MPV with a combined fuel consumption of 4.1 liters / 100 km with corresponding CO2 emissions of 96 g/km.

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