For more than £80,000 you get a car which does 172 miles per hour......(er when? enjoy your driving ban if you try...) and a tiny token battery, and a range of 20 miles on a good day.
Regards NeilAs a 'self-charging' hybrid, the LC relies on a relatively small battery that’s kept charged by regenerative braking and the petrol engine, so it doesn’t have the advantages of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) rivals when it comes to electric-only running.
There's an electric mode that gives you a couple of miles of low-speed running during stop-start traffic, for example, but the motor is primarily there to assist the engine when accelerating in general driving. That means you can’t use a Lexus hybrid for petrol-free commuting, but neither are you faced with the hassle of plugging in to a charger every night.
Get it charged up Steve, and take it with you on your strolls, and add to Potd
I'll have to take issue with you there Neil, I thought the Toyota Prius came first so I looked them both up on Wiki and according to that the Prius began in 1997 and the Insight in 1999, which may explain why the Prius seemed to get much more attention all through the 0's especially from the motoring press including Top Gear and Fifth Gear. So I propose 50 points for the first original photo of a Prius from the 90s!!
Anonymous it certainly is... also to me the original one looks a bit like the lovechild of a Daf 55 and a Saab 99. See what you think:NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑05 Feb 2020, 21:21i bow to your greater knowledge of the Toyota Prius Mick. The Insight for its current rarity is an easier spot due to its distinctiveness and dare I say it its mild headturneryness. Would I be right in thinking the Prius is anonymous in comparison?