Toyota Prius 10th Anniversary special editionCould it be the first green hot hatch? Er... no

27 October 2010

Prius gets alloys and bodykit

Prius gets alloys and bodykit

Toyota is celebrating a decade of the Prius hybrid with this special edition 10th Anniversary model.

Yes, the Toyota Prius you see pictured here really does have tinted windows, 17-inch cross-spoke alloy wheels and a bodykit.

Prius 10th Anniversary: no eco penalty

The addition of front and rear bumper extensions plus sideskirts has done nothing to dent the Toyota’s eco credentials.

Like all high-end Prius variants, the 10th Anniversary still returns 70.6mpg while emitting just 92g/km CO2 (according to Toyota’s claims and official EU testing). But despite the macho looks – those dark-finish alloys are certainly attention-grabbing – there are no power upgrades.

So, it will still take 10.4 seconds to get to 62mph from a standstill, and knock on the door of 112mph flat out. It just looks more exciting doing it.

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Only 1,000 to be made and only in two colours

Only 1,000 to be made and only in two colours

Leather for top-spec Toyota

The inside of the 10th Anniversary has also received a mild upgrade, in the form of embossed black leather upholstery.

Since the car is based on the top-spec T-Spirit, standard equipment is already comprehensive. Satellite navigation, Bluetooth, reversing camera, Park Assist (self parking system), keyless go, cruise control, rain sensors and head-up display are all standard.

Prius price premium

Toyota will build 1,000 Prius 10th Anniversary models for UK sale.

They are available in a choice of White Pearl or Astral Black paint only, and cost £26,150 on the road. That’s £2,752 more than the £23,398 list price for a regular Prius T-Spirit.

But that’s the price you pay for extra style…

Read our Toyota Prius review