New Prius on sale tomorrow. Plus, first glimpse of the UK TV advert.

Ok, so you all know that the car is already here. Many of you have been to test the car out, either at Mira or Longcross.  Some have even placed orders (and will shortly be taking delivery of the first few cars to arrive from Japan). But, officially, tomorrow is our first ‘on sale’ day.

This means that all 181 Toyota Centres around the country now have their demonstration cars and are able to offer a test drive. The full brochure is available from your Centre, or can be ordered or downloaded from the site. Also look out for the TV advert breaking on Sunday evening, aired for the very first time during Poirot.

However, we wanted to give you a sneak preview here on the blog, so click below to watch the advert now.



  1. Update
    Delivery date now back to mid December from 1st September originally.
    Do Toyota have serious delivery problems?
    Note original comment no response

    1. Hi Andrew,

      Sorry for the big delay in getting back to you – I’m still trying to get you an answer. All I can say for the time being is that an increase in lead time is typical if you’ve ordered the sunroof. I’ll be back in touch soon.

    2. Hi again Andrew,

      Please see this reply, which I hope will address your concerns. In short: yes, because of the popularity of the sunroof, there are supply issues but there’s nothing that Toyota (GB) can do to rectify this, I’m afraid. Do keep in touch with your dealer who should be able to keep you up to date.

  2. Hi. I have a gen 3 Tspirit from November. I’m very happy with it but can’t seem to find out how to use Full UK postcodes in the satnav. I am fairly sure I saw his as one of the specs before i bought it. If it will only do 4 or 5 digits, it’s pretty poor for a satnav that is so good in all other ways. Am i missing something or is there an upgrade imminent? Many thanks

    1. Hi Mike,

      Other people have reported the same problem in the past, but fortunately this user managed to come up with a solution. I hope this solves your problem, but if not, please do get back to us.

      As to a possible sat nav upgrade, we expect to hear about one of these soon – watch this space.

  3. Reading the earlier threads above I was concerned that my Prius T Spirit SR (Solar/sun roof) would not be delivered before the end of the year and beat the VAT increase. Batemans of Grange-over-Sands provided a delivery date of 14 December and in light of the above although sceptical I was delighted to take delivery almost a month earlier than predicted so my fears were unfounded.

    Well done Batemans, who have given excellent service for all generations of my previous Prius’s.

    However, I am very surprised that the current model does not provide an ice warning, whereas the previous models did give this very useful indication. Would you like to comment Melissa?

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