Specifications and pricing have been announced for the 2018 Toyota Prius C range. For 2018 the Prius C will get a revised exterior and interior along with additional equipment.
The Prius C range will kick off at $24,040 before on-road costs, which is $590 more expensive than the outgoing model. Despite the price increase, the Prius C remains Australia’s cheapest hybrid.
Toyota’s designers have altered the car’s silhouette, the front tip of the Prius C has been pushed 40mm forward, the rear spoiler has also been extended increasing the overall length of the car by 55mm to 4050mm.
The exterior of the Prius C will feature restyled headlights, a new front bumper, slightly modified bonnet and fenders, a larger grille with the i-Tech version getting a touch of bling in the form of a chrome-plated bar across the upper air intake and new 15-inch alloys.
Rounding out changes to the outside are two new colour options, Hornet Yellow and Aquamarine.
On the inside, the Prius C range will get a redesigned centre stack, steering wheel, a larger 4.2-inch multi-information driver’s display, and a 6.1-inch central infotainment system with inbuilt satellite navigation.
The petrol-electric hybrid powertrain remains unchanged for the 2018 model year, the Prius C will stick with the 54kW 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder petrol engine and 45kW electric motor.
There have been no gains in efficiency, combined cycle fuel use remains rated at 3.9L/100km.
The latest safety technology hasn’t found its way into the Prius C, however, it does get seven airbags, vehicle stability and traction control, mechanical and regenerative braking, anti-skid brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and an emergency brake signal as standard.
2018 Toyota Prius C pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Prius C - $24,040
Prius C i-Tech - $26,540
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