REDUCE BATTERY SIZE

When the Prius first appeared in Japan in 1997, there was an inevitable trade-off between the battery and space. But with each new version, the battery has become lighter and smaller, with an increased capacity, giving you more space.

REDUCE BATTERY SIZE

Next year, the new seven-seat Prius+, as well as the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, will use lithium-ion batteries in place of today's nickel-metal hydride technology. These batteries are slimmer but more powerful, which means there's more space for you, your family and all your gear.

PASSENGER PRIORITY

No more awkward arguments as to who sits where, Toyota has the answer.

Making the comfort of your back-seat passengers just as high priority as that of the driver or front-seat passenger.

The seven-seat Toyota Verso has a best-in-class 'couple distance' (the space between front and second- row hip points) of 975mm.