The Japanese based automaker Toyota is getting ready to launch a hatchback version of its “eco-friendly” Prius, under the Prius C name, based on the concept presented last year.
A few images revealing the new Prius C have recently hit the web after the Toyota hatchback has been presented in a Japanese brochure, showing its main characteristics. The Prius C is 3.995 mm long, 1.695 mm wide and 1.445 mm tall, being similar in size with the Yaris and targeting the Mazda2 Skyactive.
According to the Japanese brochure where the Toyota Prius C was presented, the vehicle will be a hybrid with a 1.3 liter four-cylinder petrol engine which will be developing 87 horsepower and 89 lb-ft of torque, along with a 14 HP electric motor with 57 lb-ft.
The total power of the Prius C hatchback is estimated at around 100 HP, put to the ground through the front wheels with the help of a CVT transmission. Toyota says that the new vehicle will burn only 2.8 liters of fuel every 100 kilometers.
The Prius C will be available with a variety of different accessories and trim levels which include a styling package with an aggressive front fascia and bigger rear spoiler.
The Toyota Prius C will be officially presented to the public in December at the Tokyo Motor Show and only a month after that the new hatchback will hit the Detroit Motor Show. The Prius C might be presented in Europe during the next year’s Geneva Auto Show.