All-new crossover variant to join the Prius family

Jun 23, 2017 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
The 2018 Toyota Prius C crossover variant will debut in the home market next month.
The Toyota Prius C is known under the name “Toyota Aqua” in Japanese market. Two years after the facelift version, this hatchback is now given some minor updates.
 
angular front of the 2018 Toyota Aqua

The Toyota Prius C is known under the name “Toyota Aqua” in Japanese market

Outside, new front bumper and rear bumper, redesigned headlights, reworked tail lights along with reflectors give the hatchback a sharper and sleeker look. Though the Prius C still rides on regular 15-inch alloy wheels, 185/60 rubbers presently replace the previous 175/65 ones. This change is said to strengthen the car’s steering stability and ride comfort.
angular rear of the 2018 Toyota Aqua
The change is said to strengthen the car’s steering stability and ride comfort

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Alongside a TFT multi-information display as standard, the interior is refreshed with new synthetic leather option.
 
Cabin of the 2018 Toyota Aqua

The interior is refreshed with new synthetic leather option

Under the bonnet, the Prius C is powered by 54kW/111Nm 1.5-litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine and an electric motor for a total output of 74kW. Power is sent to front wheels via a CVT.

The main talking point, however, is a new variant grade properly named “crossover” which features chunkier bumpers, wheel arch mouldings, roof rails and special 16-inch alloy wheels.
 
The Toyota Prius C crossover

The Toyota Prius C crossover

As regards exterior colors, customers can choose freely from a palette of 14 tones, in which new beige shade will be exclusive to the crossover variant.

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palette of the 2018 Toyota Aqua
Customers can choose freely from a palette of 14 tones

The 2018 Toyota Prius C is currently available in Japan and pricing starts at ¥1,785,240 (₱ 806,915). The crossover variant is expected to arrive next month from ¥2,062,800 (₱ 932,370)