TOYOTA Prius C (Aqua) 1.5l Hybrid VVT-i 2011 - Present
The Toyota Prius c, named Toyota Aqua in Japan, is a full hybrid gasoline-electric subcompact hatchback produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. Launched in Japan in December 2011 at a price of ¥1.69 million (US$21,700), it is scheduled to be released in Australia during the first quarter of 2012, and in the U.S. in March 2012, with pricing starting below US$19,000.
The Prius c is the second spinoff of the Prius family, and combines the features of a Yaris-sized car with a hybrid powertrain. The Prius c is priced lower than the conventional Prius and has a higher fuel economy in city driving under EPA test cycles. The production version of the Aqua was unveiled in the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The production Prius c was introduced in the U.S. at the January 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The "c" in "Prius c" stands for city.
TOYOTA Prius C (Aqua) 1.5l Hybrid VVT-i Specs
TOYOTA Prius C (Aqua) 1.5l Hybrid VVT-i (2011 - Present) dimensions, ground clearance, fuel, acceleration
- 1500 cm3
- 54 KW @ 4800 RPM
72 HP @ 4800 RPM
72 BHP @ 4800 RPM
- 82 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
111 Nm @ 4000 RPM
- Fuel System
- Atkinson Combustion Cycle
- Top Speed
- Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
- 53 mpg US OR 4.4 L/100Km
- 46 mpg US OR 5.1 L/100Km
- 50 mpg US OR 4.7 L/100Km
- Drive Type
- Front Wheel Drive
- Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
- Ventilated Discs
- Tire Size
- 157.5 in OR 4001 mm
- 66.5 in OR 1689 mm
- 57.1 in OR 1450 mm
- Front/rear Track
- 58.3/58.1 in OR 1,481/1,476 mm
- 100.4 in OR 2550 mm
- Ground Clearance
- Cargo Volume
- 17.1 cuFT OR 484 L
- Unladen Weight
- Gross Weight Limit
- The Prius c features Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive with a 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder, 16–valve with VVT-i gasoline engine with a high-output motor.
The hybrid system includes a new inverter, motor and battery.
The hybrid powertrain weighs around 88 lb (40 kg) less than that the standard Prius Liftback.The 1NZ-FXE engine produces 54 kW (73 hp) and the HSD motor is rated at 45 kW (60 hp).
Total output is rated at 74 kW (99 hp).