2018 Toyota Prius C lands in Australia with new look and features

Aug 21, 2017 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
The iconic hybrid of Toyota has been kicked off in Australia.

Toyota has upgraded its hybrid Prius C in Australian market with some tweaks in design along with some extra equipment.

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.

Side view of the 2018 Toyota Prius C

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.

2018 Toyota Prius C on the road

Overall, the new Prius almost borrows the same styling design from the Toyota Aqua

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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.

interior of the 2018 Toyota Prius C

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.