Toyota to introduce Prius c compact hybrid

January 11, 2012 12:00 AM

The Toyota Prius is the most popular hybrid on the market, and the Japanese automaker is hoping to translate that into even greater success with the new "Prius family," which will introduce a lineup of Priuses across multiple vehicle segments this year, according to Autoblog.

The automaker recently unveiled the new "Prius C," which will be the new car for the compact class. While the model is compact, Toyota says that the "C" actually stands for "city," as this five-door hatchback is primarily aimed at those driving short distances in an urban setting.

The Prius C has two big advantages. For starters, it has the best fuel economy of any non-electric vehicle on the market, with more than 50 combined miles per gallon. Secondly, it comes with a low price tag of just $19,000, making it one of the most affordable hybrids available.

Drivers who plan on making the switch and going green when the Prius C becomes available still need to take care of their current car. Regular auto maintenance can help catch any important car repairs that may be necessary, which will help drivers maintain the value of their trade-in.

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