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2018 Toyota Prius C Review, Release Date

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The 2018 Toyota Prius C is here. It is the smallest and the least expensive of all the Toyota hybrid line up. The new and improved model has a fresh sporty exterior and the wide range of eye catching color adding to its stylish outlook.

The 2018 Toyota Prius C incorporated the Toyota safety sense which includes the pre-collision systems, lane departure alerts, and automatic high beams. The 2018 Toyota Prius c is available in four trim levels one, two, three and four. The four is being top of the line and the priciest.

2018 Toyota Prius C front view

2018 Toyota Prius C – Design and Colors

As soon as you lay your eyes on it you will notice it tends to take the shape of an SUV. The sporty exterior also comes with a redesigned front and rear the most noticeable features being the newly designed headlights and taillamps and a reshaped hood. With 15-inch 8-spoke machined alloy wheels, you are ready for any terrain.

The 2018 Toyota Prius c is available in a wide array of exterior colors which include: Tide Pool Pearl, Moonglow, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Absolutely Red, Tangerine Splash Pearl, Sandstorm, and Blue Streak Metallic.

However, the interior has not changed much from its predecessors. It is a four door, five passengers front-wheel that has a lot of room thanks to the 60/40-fold-down rear seats. The model has comfortable fabric-trimmed seats, an updated steering wheel, and a fresh center stack. The style does not compromise safety.

Furthermore, it comes with s standard backup camera, nine airbags, remote keyless entry, four- speaker audio with a USB port and iPad connectivity, 6.1-inch touchscreen display as well as a Vehicle Proximity Notification System.

Other available features include a power moon roof, HD and Satellite radio, 16-inch aluminum wheels, voice-activated navigation system and smartphone integration.

2018 Toyota Prius C interior

Powertrain Option

The 2018 Toyota Prius C still employs the gasoline-electric powertrain. It utilizes a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor with nickel-metal hydride battery that produce a total output of 99 horsepower.

The EV mode completely cuts off the 4-cylinder gasoline engine to allow you to drive for short periods of time on EV power at speeds of up to 25 mph.

The hybrid vehicle has an impressive gas mileage. It has EPA rated 48 mpg city and 43 mpg Highway, 46 mpg combined according to the latest fuel-efficiency standards. This makes it one of the most efficient vehicles available.

2018 Toyota Prius C rear view

Expected Release Date and Price

The 2018 Toyota Prius C hasn’t graced showrooms yet. It`s very likely that the 2018 Toyota Prius C will hit¬†showrooms by mid-September.

The four level trim is the most expensive with a starting price of $25,850. The Prius C three comes with $23,740, Prius C two at $22, 315 and the base Prius C one will start at $ 21,515.

Conclusion

Although it is small and less powerful than other hybrids in the Toyota lineup, it does not lack in style. It comes with top-notch safety technology.

The new model is spacious and delivering convenience as well as comfort. It has a remarkable gas mileage reaching 48 mpg city making it one of the most efficient cars to own. Generally, it is a well-equipped, fuel-efficient car that is stylish and pleasing to drive in.

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