It is a known fact that Toyota has a slew of new offerings in the green terrain. The Japanese auto giant is now planning a smaller hatchback version of the Prius. Referred to as Prius C, this smaller vehicle will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is round the corner.
However, we hear the US will have to wait a while after the January Detroit Motor Show to get to drive the Prius C.
This agile hatchback is hardly the size of a Yaris, but has impressive specifications under the hood. Toyota will couple the hybrid powered engine with yet to be exposed “high-output” electric motor with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine.
The car will boast less centre of gravity than its predecessor, thereby giving it better maneuverability and luggage space.
Meanwhile, reduced weight and a smaller, less powerful powertrain will ensure better fuel economy as well. Toyota boasts that the car can return over a 50 miles per gallon in the city rides, which would be matching the record fuel economy for any non-plug-in vehicle.