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.
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.
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.
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
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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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)