Toyota is showcasing its new something-for-everyone Prius family of cars, including a new C concept model perhaps designed for urban dwellers. What does the C stand for? That’s for city, although you could also think of it as compact.
The concept Prius C revealed at the North American International Auto Show is for people “interested in a smaller hybrid at an entry price point and with superior fuel economy,” the company said, specifically mentioning young singles and couples who want to live the green lifestyle.
“This dynamic vehicle with urban appeal will pursue outstanding fuel efficiency in a compact package, while also providing a surprisingly spacious interior,” Toyota said. “It will include many advanced technology features, including some offered on the current Prius.”
Toyota said the C will beat its regular Prius in miles per gallon. It’ll be interesting to see by how much – the 2011 is already the top-rated vehicle in the EPA’s latest fuel-economy rankings. As far as availability goes, Toyota added the C is “the inspiration for an additional Prius family member that will come to market in the first half of 2012 as the most value-oriented hybrid in the U.S. market with the highest mileage of any ‘cordless’ hybrid.”
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