The Toyota Prius c is in its final days. Toyota has confirmed to Autoblog that its smallest and most cost-effective hybrid, on sale since 2012, shall be leaving the line-up to make means for the marginally bigger and extra frugal 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.
A Toyota spokesperson confirmed earlier experiences and added that 2019 Prius c inventory is already restricted, with roughly 700 left in inventory. “The transition to Corolla Hybrid (needs to be) within the subsequent couple of months.” Toyota had already diminished the variety of Prius c trim ranges for 2019.
The 2020 Corolla Hybrid is happening sale this spring, and its gasoline economic system figures have been launched earlier this month, with an estimate 53 mpg metropolis, 52 mpg freeway and 52 mpg mixed. That is corresponding to most trim ranges of the common Toyota Prius, whereas the Prius c can “solely” handle 48 mpg metropolis, 43 mpg freeway and 46 mpg mixed. That is not that a lot when it comes to precise gasoline burned, however then once more, it is also a lot smaller and produces a paltry 99 horsepower. The Corolla will produce extra.
Pricing has not been introduced for the 2020 Corolla Hybrid, however the 2019 Prius c begins at $21,530. The common Prius begins at $23,770.
Whereas it is smart in principle that one Toyota hybrid will exchange one other, the Corolla Hybrid is a a lot totally different car than the Prius c, and actually, a lot nearer in dimension and refinement to the common Prius. Assuming pricing is not significantly decrease, Toyota shall be promoting two autos which are awfully comparable on paper. In particular person, they will be very totally different in fashion in addition to physique fashion, so maybe that is sufficient justification for Toyota hybrid patrons. The unfavourable response to the present Prius’ styling may definitely play a job within the resolution to supply a extra conventionally styled Prius different.