Toyota Prius C (2012): Full user’s review – Part 1

Friday, April 27th, 2012 6:02:42 by

A new Prius is out the Toyota factory with a new suffix and some design and tech features. The new Prius C is the successor and younger sibling to last year’s Prius V, which was the midrange hatch in the hybrid category of the Japanese automakers.

Loaded with new car tech and a very fuel efficient power system, although incorporating the same power train that was found in the previous models, the car comes with a reasonable price tag as well.

The new Prius C is about 13 feet in length shaving off some inches to make a small size hatchback. After the release of the Prius V, Toyota came to realize that there is a need for a hatchback that could be used to target those who want a car with a smaller footprint. However, that does not mean that the Prius V is not a worthwhile purchase. Last year’s model sell like hot cakes in its own right.

The new model is a perfect match for fuel efficiency and environment friendliness. Under the hood is a gas-powered engine complimented by a 45-kilowatt electric motor to inject a few of its power. Both engines unleash 99 horses combined to the front wheels that can be used simultaneously or separately, depending on the need, as in highway or the city.

Speaking of which, the new instalment to the Prius line provides Environment Protection Agency’s approved 54 miles per gallon average in the city and 46 miles per gallon on the highway. Given the size of the car, it was expected the vehicle would offer more efficiency that the Prius V, which according to the EPA renders 51 mpg city and 48 mpg highway.

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2 Comments for “Toyota Prius C (2012): Full user’s review – Part 1”

  1. saif

    prius c is a superb idea for a country like Pakistan where CNG crisis on the threshold and the masses need an alternative which could replace rarely available CNG.

  2. saif

    But its price should not exceed than that of suzuki cultus or vitz or a car with 1000 cc engine in Pakistan.

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