Production Toyota Prius C Leaked
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The good news is that the car looks nothing like the concept that preceded it, and offers plenty of uncharacteristically sporty lines for a Toyota hybrid. The bad news is that it looks like the interior has been built to a budged, though that might actually benefit the customers looking to pick up a more affordable hybrid.
The smallest Prius yet is 3,995mm (157.3-inches) long and has a wheelbase of 2,550mm (100.4-inches).
According to the brochure scan, the hybrid drivetrain centers around a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 74 hp and 111Nm (81.9 lb-ft) of torque. This is coupled with an electric motor that produces 61-horses and 169Nm (125 lb-ft).
The combined output of 100 hp is directed to the front wheels via a CVT.
On de combined Japanese test cycle, the Prius C got 35.4 km/lt, which is equal to 83.3 mpg US or 2.8 l/100km.
The debut of the Prius C will take place at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in December, and the US version will be shown in January at the Detroit Motor Show.
We checked the side profile against the new Yaris and most of that looks to be the same. Could it be called the Yaris Hybrid in Europe?
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