Production Toyota Prius C
Not surprisingly, information on all the new model and concept debuts is coming hard and fast, with Toyota today previewing its lineup for its home event.
The Japanese auto giant has announced five world premieres for the Tokyo Motor Show, one of which will be the highly-anticipated production version of the string of FT-86 sports car concepts due to hit showrooms in the first half of next year.
The other four will include the Prius C compact hybrid, the production version of the previously revealed Prius C concept car, as well as the FCV-R hydrogen fuel-cell powered sedan concept, FT-EV III electric minicar concept, and an ultra-compact electric car known as the Fun-Vii.
Starting with the Prius C, this cute hatch combines the features of a Yaris-sized car with a hybrid vehicle to deliver a fun-to-drive compact vehicle with strong gas mileage. It measures in at less than 13 feet and is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine matched to an electric motor. Gas mileage should easily better the 50 mpg mark.
2011 Toyota FCV-R ConceptEnlarge Photo
Toyota says the fuel-cell stack, consisting of a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, has been improved to provide a cruising distance of approximately 435 miles under test conditions.
2011 Toyota FT-EV III ConceptEnlarge Photo
Equipped with a lithium-ion battery, the FT-EV III achieves an estimated cruising range of 65 miles on a fully charged battery. A production version is due next year, though Toyota is yet to announce which markets will receive it.
2011 Toyota Fun-Vii ConceptEnlarge Photo
Stay up-to-date on all the concept and new model reveals by following our dedicated 2011 Tokyo Motor Show event page, and for more details on the 2013 Toyota Prius C we'll be getting here in the U.S. market, click here.