The smallest model in the Prius lineup of vehicles is likewise the cheapest hybrid car available in the North American. It is Prius C hybrid vehicle which boasts excellent fuel economy numbers. Some interior and overall design updates were recently introduced to this model. The latest offering, 2018 Toyota Prius C is expected to arrive with some subtle technological improvements along with a couple of new body paints.
The Toyota Prius C is a very recognizable vehicle as it is one of the most easily available hybrid vehicles nowadays. It is not surprising that it is among the best-selling hybrid vehicles. With the 2018 Toyota Prius C, similar sales are expected with enhanced economy and efficiency.
2018 Toyota Prius C Exterior and Interior
When compared to other models of Prius lineup, the Prius C will feature a much more conventional exterior styling with a sleek design. The front end features attractive headlights that come with LED technology. On the other hand, rear end features distinctive taillights that are more recognizable with traditional Prius layout.
Despite the recent interior overhaul, the cabin of 2018 Toyota Prius C will not have the fit and high-quality finish that is found in standard Prius model. Nevertheless, it still has a decently equipped interior on offer, especially for a hybrid vehicle at this price range. Remarkably, the cabin of this vehicle is spacious enough to accommodate 4 adult passengers comfortably.
2018 Toyota Prius C Trim Levels and Features
In the basic trim, Prius C offers features like front LED lights, brake lights and taillights, a multifunctional screen, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, steel wheels of 15 inches and Bluetooth and audio connectivity.
Higher trims will add features like cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, smartphone app integration and a navigation system. If you opt for the range-topping trim of 2018 Toyota Prius C, you will be offered features like warmed mirrors, alloy wheels, sunroof, rearview camera and heated seats.
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2018 model will be utilizing the same hybrid powertrain that was available with its precursor. The hybrid system includes a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor. This electric motor gets its power from a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack. The overall output of this combination is rated at 99 HP. The power is sent to the front wheels through a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
Price and Release Date
As of now, there is no confirmation on the price and release date of 2018 Toyota Prius C. Having said that, it is expected to have a starting price of approximately $20,000. It should be released sometime in 2017, although the exact release date is still unknown. Honda Fit is its primary competitor.