2012 Prius c and Prius c i-Tech First Drive Review

Posted by A'eddo Suseno Senin, 16 April 2012 0 komentar
2012 Prius c and Prius c i-Tech First Drive Review - Toyota’s new Prius c hybrid is the first step in expanding the Prius nameplate from a single-model ‘enviro' halo car, to a multiple model halo sub-brand.

Prius c Chief Engineer Satoshi Ogiso describes the c as ‘younger, smaller, and a little more feisty’ than the existing Prius.

In a nutshell, the Prius c builds on the green credentials of the first three generations of Prius, but adds a dash of design funk, improved function, and value.

This value includes a new Australian hybrid low price, with the entry Prius c priced at $23,990 - some $6000 less than the previous price-leading Honda Insight, and $10,000 less than the newly re-priced larger Prius.

We drove both the base Prius c and the higher spec $26,990 Prius c i-Tech at Toyota’s Australian launch on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The drive included a mix of urban trundle, and twisty hinterland entertainment.


Vehicle type: Light Hatch (hybrid)
Price: $23,990 | i-Tech: $26,990 (plus on-roads)

Power: 54kW petrol engine | 45kW electric motor
Combined system output: 74kW
Torque: 111Nm petrol engine | 169Nm electric motor

Fuel efficiency: 3.9 l/100km | 3.7 l/100km (Urban) | 3.8 l/100km (Extra urban)
Fuel efficiency on test: 4.1 l/100 km (normal driving)

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