The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced that the new Prius C will be launched in Australia early this year.
According to the car manufacturer, the new Toyota Prius C will become the cheapest hybrid in Australia once the model will be launched there early this year, but even if Toyota has recently announced that the “green” vehicle will hit Australia, we still don’t have a clue about how many trim levels it will offer, what its starting price will be or when exactly it will become available.
As a reminder, the Toyota Prius C has a starting price of 18,950 USD in the United States, and once the vehicle will hit the dealerships over-seas in March, this will be available in four grades, with three distinctive drive modes, Normal, Eco and EV, where Eco reduces overall energy consumption by governing climate control and throttle to improve vehicle efficiency, and the EV mode allows, under certain conditions, the Prius C to be driven solely by electric power for a short distance, under a mile, while the top speed will remain below 25 mph.
The Toyota Prius C is powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which is developing 74 horsepower, mated to a 45 kW electric motor to generate a total output of 100 horsepower. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission and the acceleration time, from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 10.7 seconds.