Toyota Prius C Revealed ahead of Tokyo Debut [Video]
The vehicle comes with a refreshed version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, so we’ll get a 1.5-liter gasoline engine using the Atkinson cycle, along with a “high-output” electric motor - the company won’t tell us the output of the electric motor.
As for the body of the car, Toyota claims that the low center of gravity will not only allow it to be nimble, but also increase the ability to swallow your luggage.
Of course, everybody wants to know how frugal the Prius C is. According to Toyota, the vehicle’s urban cycle fuel efficiency sits above 50 mpg (4.7 liters per 100 km), which makes it the most efficient non-plug-in vehicle. We now have to wait in order to see the car face the real world conditions.
Toyota’s Tokyo booth will also include the production version of the FT-86 mad three concepts: the FCV-R, a fuel cell vehicle that’s set to bring hydrogen to the market in 2015, the FT-EV III concept, which is basically an electric version of the iQ, as well as the Fun-Vii, a development that is also green (Toyota doesn’t offer any details about it).
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