According to the information out team has got, the smallest hybrid coming from Toyota is going to hit the market as a 2019 model. The new Prius C will not undergo any significant changes in terms of exterior and interior compared to the basic model, but it will certainly be more efficient and have a better fuel economy.
The 2019 Toyota Prius C will keep most of the features found on the basic Prius model, showing no signs of being the next-generation hybrid vehicle. Minor refreshments can be noticed mostly in the front fascia which will get a bit more aggressive appearance. Looking at the profile, you will probably spot new side-skirts and new set of 15-inch alloy wheels that could go up to 16-inch on higher trims. The new Prius C will be available in four trims, so the features and the equipment you get will depend on the trim level you choose. It has also been speculated if the new Prius will be developed on the Toyota TNGA platform. In the back, we have noticed a new rear bumper and a black spoiler which give this model a real spots look. Also expect a new set of LED taillights.
The interior of the 2019 will mostly tend to keep up with the latest technology trends and updates, but you should not expect some sort of luxury in here. The dashboard and instrument cluster will be refreshed with a 6.1-inch infotainment touch screen and the expected hi-tech options. However, Toyota has not been considering features such as Android Auto and Apple Car Play yet, but you will get a four-speaker audio system and new media system, such as the one seen in Corolla. The seats will be furnished with cloth, but leather can be probably expected in higher trims. The new Prius C will include the necessary safety and driver assist features such as adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and high-beam headlights.
As we have already mentioned, the new 2019 Toyota Prius C will be more efficient and enhance fuel economy. It will come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine under its hood, but it will also have an electric motor that will be able to deliver 99 horsepower itself. This electric motor can run on its own for a about a mile under 25 mph. The ECO mode will also be provided on this vehicle. It will probably be mated to a CVT transmission and front-wheel-drive system.
2019 Toyota Prius C Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Prius C is expected to appear sometime in 2018, but the exact release date has not been confirmed yet. The starting price is estimated at $21,515, but the price details will certainly depend on the trim level you choose.