Quick Note: Toyota Gets Official With Prius C Hybrid
November 15, 2011 10:06 AM
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Prius C will be unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show
It's hard to keep anything secret in the automotive world, and Toyota has had its fair share of leaks over the past few months. First there were leaked brochures of the Yaris-sized Prius C and most recently, the lightweight, RWD
Toyota FT-86/Scion FR-S
. Last month,
we covered the leaked pictures/specs
on the Prius C, but Toyota is just now officially confirming the arrival of the tiny hybrid.
As expected, this will be Toyota's entry-level hybrid in the U.S. market and should be priced thousands less than the standard Prius. Toyota says that the five-seat Prius C is aimed at "youthful shoppers seeking fuel efficiency, technology, and spirited driving dynamics" -- the latter characteristic has never been used to describe a vehicle wearing the Prius badge.
Toyota also claims that the Prius C will deliver over 50 mpg in the city (we're hoping that it edges closer to 60 mpg), will feature nine airbags, Bluetooth connectivity, and will be available with the
Entune infotainment system
Per the leaked specs, the 157" long Prius C will be powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that generates 74hp and a single electric motor that provides 61hp.
Toyota’s Prius C will makes its first stateside appearance at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
Toyota Press Room
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RE: Should sell
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
11/16/2011 9:10:08 AM
Single cup holder in the rear? Really.
This is 2011 last time I checked and cup holders are a big thing, and we here in the US like our cup holders, if not for drinks then as storage places.
One in the rear is NOT enough, like I posted above.
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