The Toyota Prius C (c stands for “city”), called the Toyota Aqua in Japan, is a full hybrid gasoline-electric subcompact hatchback produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. The Toyota Prius C is a member of a third of the Toyota Prius family, and includes features Yaris-sized car with a hybrid powertrain. The Toyota Prius C is priced under normal Prius and has a higher fuel economy in the city of driving under United States Environmental Protection Agency test cycles. The Toyota Prius C is ranked by the EPA as 2012 the most fuel efficient compact car when installed plug-in electric cars.
The version releases Aqua unveiled the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Builders and Toyota Prius C was introduced in the US at the North American January 2012 International Auto Show in Detroit. The Toyota Aqua was launched in Japan in December 2011 at a price of ¥ 1.69 million (US $ 21,700). Sales in several Asian markets began in January 2012. The Toyota Prius C in the US and Canada in March 2012. Sales in New Zealand and Australia began in April 2012.
The Toyota Prius C is considered nameplate success of the launch in Japan in the last 20 years. Since December 2013, the Toyota Prius C is the second hybrid sold Toyota Motor Corporation after the regular Prius, 633,600 units sold worldwide. Japan market leader with 528,935 units sold, when Aqua ranked as the top selling new car in 2013, including the Kei car sales.
Toyota Prius C Concept
The Toyota Prius c concept was unveiled at the North American January 2011 International Auto Show in Detroit. Toyota explained that the ‘c’ in ‘Prius c’ stands for “city” -centric vehicle as it is much smaller than the normal Prius and is aimed at younger buyers without families do not need a lot of space. And the introduction of the production version of the Toyota Aqua at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the carmaker and exhibition Aqua two concepts, Aqua Vita version and Aqua Sair.
Toyota Prius C Specification
The Toyota Prius C features include Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive with a 1.5-liter DOHC cylinder, 16-valve with VVT-i petrol engine with high-output motor. Hybrid system includes the inverter, motor and battery. The hybrid powertrain weighs around 88 lb (40 kg) are subject to the standard Prius Liftback. The engine 1NZ-FXE produces 54 kW (73 hp) and resignations motor is rated at 45 kW (60 hp). Total output is rated at 74 kW (99 hp).
The body of the Toyota Prius C is smaller than the traditional Prius, with a wheelbase of 2.550 mm (100.4 in) is 150 mm (5.9 in) distance between axles, and with a length of 4,000 mm (157.3 in) the Prius c is 490 mm (19.1 in) shorter than the standard Prius Liftback.
Toyota Prius C Fuel Economy and Emissions
Toyota estimates fuel economy of 35 km / L (82 mpg US) (2.86 L / 100 km) on the official JC08 Japanese test cycles and 40 km / L (94 mpg US) (2.5 L / 100 km) under 10 – 15 test cycle. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency test cycles, the Prius c is rated at 53 mpg-US (4.4 L / 100 km; 64 mpg-imp) city and 46 mpg-US (5.1 L / 100 km; 55 mpg-imp) highway, because a combined fuel economy of 50 mpg-US (4.7 L / 100 km; 60 mpg-imp), the same as the conventional Prius but better to drive in the city. The Prius c certificate is a SULEV emission.
The Toyota Prius C is ranked by the EPA as a 2012 model year most fuel efficient compact car excluding the plug-in electric cars. If electric-powered vehicles are considered, Chevrolet This includes over the compact car class, followed by the Prius c.
Toyota Prius C Production
The Toyota Prius C is assembled at the Iwate Plant of Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc., a wholly owned part of Toyota Motor Corporation, in Kanegasaki, Iwate Japan in the north. Initial production target Toyota was 12,000 units a month, with a maximum production capacity 30,000 units per month. As the first of many Japanese markets, the Aqua / Prius c is expected to supply to Toyota expanded the production capacity. The decision to produce at Toyota Motor East Japan (Kanto Auto Works) was motivated by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami and – Toyota made a significant contribution to the economic region providing jobs and development associated with the production.
Toyota Prius C Markets and Sales
In 2012 a total of 313,437 units of sold around the world, led by Japan with 266,567 Quasi sold, representing 85% of the global sales model. The Prius c is not available in Europe, instead, Toyota selling Hybrid Toyota Yaris since June 2012. The Yaris Hybrid shares the same powertrain as the Toyota Prius C. Of Global of the Toyota Aqua / Toyota Prius C passed the milestone of 500,000 in August 2013. As of December 2013, the Toyota Prius C is the second hybrid sold Toyota Motor Corporation after the regular Prius, with 633,600 units sold worldwide. Japan market leader with 528,935 units sold, followed by the US with 77,712. The Toyota Prius C was the top selling new car in Japan in 2013, including Kei car sales. The Toyota Prius Cis considered nameplate success of the launch in Japan in the last 20 years.
Toyota Prius C Recognition
The Toyota Prius C was one of five finalists 2013 Green Car of the Year was awarded the Green Car Journal at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. In November 2012, Consumer Reports ranked the Prius c as the most reliable 2012 model year vehicle in the United States. This publication is based on data reliability derived from the auto its annual survey covers 1.2 million vehicles owned or leased by subscribers to Consumer Reports. The magazine previously negative review of the Toyota Prius C.