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Posted by JiK on August 5, 2007, 3:49 pm

I would like to know a comparrisson how much cost a new Prius at the
EU (let's say at the Germany, Ireland or France).
I believe that at the US you get something like $2.000 which equals
to about 16000 EUR.

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on August 5, 2007, 7:01 pm

Well, one of the problems with comparing the US Prius with that in
Europe, is the differences in basic features.  For example, the US
Prius has the bladder fuel tank and the CHSS (thermos) for emissions/
warmup, while those aren't available in Europe.  The European Prius
has 4-wheel disc brakes, while the US Prius doesn't.  (The European
Prius supposedly has a sportier suspension, besides the 16" wheels,
but the new US Touring edition probably comes close to matching
that.)  Also, cruise control is standard in the US, but is an option
in most of Europe.  (Even between European countries, the Prius has
differing base models...)  The EV button is standard on the Prius
outside of North America (not available from Toyota in the US, but
only aftermarket).  The IPA (Intelligent Parking Assist) is an
available option on Prius sold outside of North America, as well.

http://www.prius.com/  used to get you to the Prius pages at the
different international Toyota sites that sell the Prius...  but it
looks like it recently was taken down.  8(  so instead you'll have to
go to http://www.toyota.co.jp/worldwide/toyota/europe.html  and pick
each country yourself to see if the Prius is offered there and for how

If you have any specific questions, you could ask owners at
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Prius-Europe/   (also check their
links section for links to country or language-specific groups.)

Posted by JiK on August 6, 2007, 7:53 pm

I wasn't looking for really specific answer, all I want is to know
thousands of euros. Just as I shoot that prius costs $ 22k here at the
US. It might be 21k or 24k but the range is right. I want the same
number for EU, plus I want to know if it is with or without WAT (sales
tax) which is something like 20% there at EU.

Posted by Marc Gerges on August 6, 2007, 8:16 pm

Base price in Luxembourg ist around 25k, including 15% VAT.

Be aware that cars from Japan are subject to an import tax of around
10%, before application of VAT.

A similar Golf or other compact car with comparable equipment is at
roughly the same price, maybe 1000 or 2000 cheaper.


Posted by mrv@kluge.net on August 6, 2007, 9:46 pm

Are you trying to compare prices just out of curiousity of the price
differences?  Or are you contemplating buying a car in the US/Europe
and importing it across the pond (say for a military move)?

A few US servicemen have imported their US Prius into Europe for their
time of service, but...  Be aware that EU dealers do not have access
to the US-specific parts, nor the warranty/TSB services.  The US Prius
in the US has a very good resale value, but not so in Europe/UK (and
especially not for an imported Prius in Europe/UK!).  I don't think
I've heard of a European navigation system disc working in a US Prius,

Toyota Europe site:  http://www.toyota-europe.com/cars/new_cars/prius/index=
Ireland:  http://www.toyota.ie/main/models/prius/full_index.htm
France:  http://www.toyota.fr/cars/new_cars/prius/index.aspx  (starts
at 25500 Euros)
Germany:  http://www.toyota.de/cars/new_cars/prius/index.aspx  (starts
at 24877,16 Euros)
Portugal:  http://www.toyota.pt/cars/new_cars/prius/index.aspx  (starts
at 27738,19 Euros)
Spain:  http://www.toyota.es/cars/new_cars/Prius/index.asp
Italy:  http://www.toyota.it/toyota/gamma/prius/welcome/index.html
(starts at 23050 Euros)
Greece:  http://www.toyota.gr/cars/new_cars/prius/index.asp
Netherlands:  http://www.toyota.nl/cars/new_cars/prius/index.aspx
Belgium:  http://fr.toyota.be/cars/new_cars/prius/pricelist.aspx
(26000 Euros)
Sweden: http://www.toyota.se/cars/new_cars/prius/index.aspx
Austria:  http://www.toyota.at/cars/new_cars/prius/index.aspx  (starts
at 21600, with what appears to be tax/VAT that's 26697,60)
and then there's:
Norway:  http://www.toyota.no/cars/new_cars/Prius/index.asp  (271100
UK: http://www.toyota.co.uk/  (starts at 17,777)
US: http://www.toyota.com/prius/  (starts at US$2175)
Canada: http://www.toyota.ca/  (starts at Can$1280)
Australia:  http://www.toyota.com.au/prius  (starts at AU$7400)
South Africa:  http://www.toyota.co.za/models/viewrange.aspx?id=prius
(R 269 000 )
New Zealand:  http://www.toyota.co.nz/NewVehicles/Model/Prius/
(starting at $3,650 RRP)
Japan:  http://toyota.jp/prius/index.html  (starts at 2160000 Yen, with
tax 2268000 Yen)
(and then I gave up searching...)

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