U.S. gets the new Toyota Prius C hybrid from $18,950

Toyota revealed new details and pricing on the new Prius C, a model which is ready to debut in the States in March 2012. The Toyota Prius C is the third hybrid model offered by the Japanese manufacturer in North America, the starting price of the model being set for $18,950 (excluding the $760 destination fee).

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

The Japanese model benefits from a 1.5-liter gasoline unit and an electric motor for a total output of 99 horsepower. The EPA estimated fuel economy is rated at 53 mpg (city) and 46 mpg (highway).

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

Instead of a lithium-ion battery pack, the Prius C uses a 144-volt nickel-metal battery, a new feature for the Japanese model. In terms of features, the model benefits from ABS, VSC, Traction control, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control and more.

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

These features are available for the base trim level called “One” while the second package adds cruise control, variable windshield wipers and a six-speaker audio system.

Finally, the range-topping model offers satellite navigation with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and a Multi-information Display.

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

2012 Toyota Prius C hybrid

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