2013 Toyota Prius C – In North America this year at the Salon International Auto in Detroit, Toyota debuted a whole line of Prius models, including the intriguing concept Prius C. They always emphasized that it is a concept, but a small hybrid sports sedan is definitely on its way.
We can only hope that Toyota is smart enough to keep these design elements, especially since this is meant as “fun to drive” hybrid with tight handling and a sub-$ 20K price. Toyota promises the highest mileage a hybrid on the road is not a plug-in.
A Prius for every taste and budget. As short and can be just the basic principle of Toyota Prius hybrid formulation for the family. From mid-2012, a small car enrich the model portfolio, as the Prius or Yaris HSD C was already seen in Detroit in 2011 and Geneva in 2011 as a study. Now there are early photos of the production version, the user has a resourceful scanned from a brochure and on the Internet.
It is clear that the fourth after the Prius sedan, the plug-in variant and the Prius + Van actually a Toyota Yaris is, which differs only slightly in size from the current Yaris. In raw numbers, this means that the 2013 Toyota Prius C is four meters long, 1.70 meters wide and 1.45 meters high, the Radtstand measures 2.55 meters.
Visually, the little hybrid is designed somewhat faster than the smooth-ironed Yaris, especially headlights and taillights stand out from the conventionally powered brethren, and take loans from the Toyota Urban Cruiser and give yourself the Prius That’s where the Prius C (in Japan called Aqua ) dress up with various packages look towards sports that should appeal to a younger clientele. But what is important in a hybrid car is what comes back out, and as the smallest Prius is exemplary.
It combines a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 75 hp and an electric motor with 61 hp, system performance is good for 100 hp lie. The whole thing is combined with a CVT transmission – which we know from the Prius. The consumption figures from Japan should be treated with caution, because there is measured differently than here. 2.8 liters per 100 kilometers is in the brochures, which is 0.2 liters more than the plug-in Prius (in theory to the first 100 kilometers) approved. Premiere of the Prius C is on the Tokyo Motor Show (November 30 to December 11, 2011) to celebrate.