The Prius C is now available for sale in two variants: the standard Prius C (AUD 24,040 – P981,591) and the Prius C i-Tech (AUD 26,540 – P1.08 million). With these prices (in spite of being AUD 590 – P24,090 more expensive than before), the Prius C is billed as the best hybrid car for the money in Australia.
Toyota has upgraded its hybrid Prius C in Australian market
Overall, the new Prius almost borrows the same styling design from the Toyota Aqua. More specifically, the exterior features revised headlights and LED taillights, a new front bumper and a larger grille, redesgined hood, fenders, and a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels. Particularly, an extended rear spoiler makes the car 55mm longer than the outgoing model.
Overall, the new Prius almost borrows the same styling design from the Toyota Aqua
Inside, the 2018 Prius C comes fitted with a new center cluster, new black steering wheel with piano black and silver accents, redesigned AC panel, refreshed trims and finishes through the inside. Most striking equipment is a big 4.2-inch multi-information display and a larger 6.1-inch infotainment system integrated with navigation system and SUNA live traffic.
Inside, the 2018 Prius C comes fitted with some new features
Speaking of the hardware, the new Prius C remains the combination of a 54kW 1.5L Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder petrol engine and a 45kW electric motor. These two engines are able to churn out a total output of 99 hp.
The hybrid vehicle has a quite decent fuel consumption of 3.9L/100km and the CO2 emissions of 90g/km.
>>> With nearly 27,000 sales through June, the Toyota Prius Prime has become the best-selling EV in the world. Click here to get more information.