Hybrid technology becomes affordable - The New Prius C

25 May 2012

With a entry price of just $23,990 the Yaris based Prius C is a big step towards increasing the affordability of Hybrid technology; which has been one the major issues with previous generation Prius. Combining a 54kW/110Nm 1.5-litre petrol engine with a 45kW/169Nm AC electric motor/generator powered by a Nickel Metal Hydride battery, it delivers a total output of 74kW and combined fuel economy of 3.9L/100km - matching its larger brother. Designed specifically for city driving the Prius C is an interesting option for City based fleets looking to 'Green up'.