2012 Toyota Prius C-A Review
2012 Toyota Prius C made a bombastic entry in 2012 International Auto Show, Now Toyota has decided to launch in market in March 2012. This upcoming model of Prius has been styled uniquely and it will be among most versatile 5-door hatchbacks of 2012. Toyota has equipped this model with Hybrid synergy system and it will be available with fantastic features.
“C” for City
“C” in the name of Toyota Prius C stands for City; it is an urban-friendly car which will offer the users to experience unique driving pleasure.
2012 Prius C is powered by 1.5L 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle with VVT-I which produces 73 hp at 4800 rpm and torque of 82 lb-ft at 4000 rpm, it’s electric motor generate output of 60 hp.
Smart and Stylish Exterior
Exterior of this “City” car is very stylish and stunning and it also presents superb aerodynamic performance. Toyota has embedded far-reaching features of aerodynamics which help this car to attain ideal coefficient of drag of 0.28. Improved and enhanced agile driving experience if offered by unique styling of lower body which features sculpted rear flares.
Toyota Prius C is equipped with trendy and state-of-the art interior features and its interior is quite passenger friendly, black color has been used in interior as basic interior color.
Intelligent Design and Packaging
Toyota has intelligently designed and styled this versatile vehicle with the aim to provide enough cargo space and manage weight distribution efficiently. Gasoline engine, power-control unit and tranaxle have been placed optimally in order to reduce center of gravity and improve weight distribution. Apart from this, fuel tank and hybrid battery are placed on lower side of seat which helps in efficient handling. It presents interior volume of 104 cubic feet which includes passenger volume of 87.4 cubic feet and cargo volume of 17.1 cubic feet.
Fuel Economical Car
If you are waiting for a fuel-economical car, this versatile car has been designed for you. Its estimated fuel economy in the city is 53mpg and great thing is that it presents highest mpg rating without use of a plug.
Salient standard features of this car are;
- Automatic Climate Control
- Tilt-telescopic steering wheel
- Multi-information Display
- Remote Keyless Entry
Standard Safety Features
Toyota has intelligently placed 9 standard air bags within the car to protect the driver and passengers in any case. This wonderful car equipped with Star Safety System and following are its features;
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Anti-Lock Brake System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Brake Assist
- Smart Stop Technology
Available Exterior Colors
- Moon glow
- Summer Rain Metallic
- Blue Streak Metallic
- Absolutely Red
- Black Sand Pearl
- Magnetic Gray Metallic
- Classic Silver Metallic
- Super White
Available Trim Levels
This fabulous car will be available in 4 trim levels.
Other Members of Prius Family
- Third Generation Prius Liftback
- Versatile new Prius V
- Prius Plug-in Hybrid
It’s starting MSRP is less than US$19,000.