The 2012 Toyota Prius facelift has now made its world premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The entire research & development activity of this facelift model is almost unvoiced and without much information leakage. Though, it is a big surprise from Toyota.
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On the exterior, the 2012 Toyota Prius get a revised front bumper design with bigger lower grille, new clear lens headlamps featuring a revised LED lamp configuration, while Toyota also incorporated daytime running lights in the bumper. Apart from that, the car gets a new tail lamps and alloy wheels options.
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Inside the car, the interior colour scheme have change from dark grey to black, and improved with addition of silver inserts and new upholsteries.
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In addition, the centre console design has been revised, the push start button colour has been changed to a hybrid blue colour, and the multi-information display has been improved with a 16 gradation-step Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) that is claimed to provide a clearer and more three-dimensional display.
Technically, the 2012 Toyota Prius remains unchanged with Toyota claiming a combined fuel economy of 3.9 litre/100 km in the European combined cycle, and CO2 emissions of 89 g/km.
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