Still, the Prius C appears to be about 10% more fuel efficient than the standard Prius, and if that’s the case, then the compact hybrid should be able to attain an EPA rating of about 55 mpg. Toyota will sell the Prius C all around the world, and it utilizes the same Synergy hybrid drivetrain as its larger cousin.
And you know what? I like it. GASP! I know! Chris DeMorro, hater of hybrids, likes a Prius?! Perhaps its the better looks, the more affordable price, or the potential for an eventual sporty coupe model…but to my tastes, the Prius C is world’s away a better looking car, despite sharing many, many styling cues with the standard Prius. I think it’s the rear end that makes the biggest different; unlike the Prius, the Aqua/C looks a lot more like a conventional compact car.
The Prius C should go on sale in America later this year. If they can shed two doors and give me a little more powah, well hell, I might be a Toyota owner sooner rather than later.