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Written by Gokul Kandiah. on March 12, 2012 1:19 pm ,

fuel security concerns and the to preserve mother nature, cars are the way to go. However, affordability of vehicles has been an issue haunts those who are interested in one.

This might be why hybrid vehicles like the (the first hybrid car in and the Lexus CT200h are still not the selling cars in Malaysia.

this, one of Toyota’s rivals a model which was the cheapest car in the market. This model popularity in no time.

Having the for being the benchmark in terms of cars in Malaysia, Toyota with the introduction of the Prius c, in a bid to its competitor.

The c, which is basically a compact of the Prius which runs on the engine as the second generation is currently the cheapest hybrid car in

After using it for a couple of we have to admit that we impressed with what it has to

In terms of exterior design, the c has a strong resemblance of the Yaris. all, it was built on the same as the latter. After having a look, we also noticed the front fascia has similarities the Lexus LF-A.

Our favourite feature is the huge, rear lamps. The LED stop lamps are so that it can be spotted from a away. It does not only good, but ensures more and wards off tailgaters too.

Despite having no fancy outside, the c has enough character and attributes to make it look As a bonus, the unit which we came in bright and vibrant orange mica metallic, more character to the car.

the c wins big in three areas comfort, space and user

At first glance, the futuristic looked complicated. After around for a few minutes, we realised the functions are pretty basic. The console consists of only the display, audio system and air controls.

The 3.5-inch full multi-information display shows the operation status and drive This includes the energy vehicle’s operation status, consumption, past record, and a real-time eco score display starting and idling.

Thus we were fully of what was happening with the car and consumption at all times. Although is so much information to see, it be chosen by a simple press of the button on the steering wheel.

system comes with MP3 and USB connectivity, topped by decent quality.

Space wise, six-footers can sit comfortably in the c. Seats are comfortable too, providing support to passengers. Maximum space stands at 260 litres.

In of driving, the c was very agile, itself to be a perfect car to be driven in In fact, its responsiveness took us by It was so light and nimble that a could be made while the steering wheel with one hand.

Power delivery was decent, to the additional low-end torque by the motor. Be it an uphill drive, cruising or during overtaking, was always enough power.

three modes to choose (Normal, Eco and EV), we could fuel consumption, throttle and energy usage. While mode gave a good between power and eco-efficiency, Eco saved the most fuel EV mode only used the motor, ensuring a silent, drive.

Toyota Prius c Electric Cars

Over the three when we were reviewing the we got an average fuel consumption of per litre, which is twice as as any traditional petrol burner.

Overall, the c is a marvellous car for its price It is not only ideal for a city but makes a good car for long travel too. Although it is the hybrid car in the market, it doesn’t much compared with its

Looking at its price tag of RM97,000, it is now turn to make its competitors run for money.

Those looking for a transporter that is fuel and fun to drive should definitely the Prius c a try.

Specifications of the Prius c

Engine: 4-cylinder, DOHC with VVT-i

1,497 cc

Transmission: Electronically continuously variable transmission

Max power (engine): 71hp at

Max torque (engine): 111Nm at

Max power (motor) output: 59 hp

Toyota Prius c Electric Cars
Toyota Prius c Electric Cars
Toyota Prius c Electric Cars
Toyota Prius c Electric Cars
Toyota Prius c Electric Cars
Toyota Prius c Electric Cars


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