The world’s number one car maker Toyota Motor Corp launched compact hybrid car under the name The Toyota Prius c (Aqua in Japan) with listed mileage of just under 40 km/litre, giving it the best fuel economy among gasoline-electric cars, according to media reports.
The Toyota Prius c available at a price of US$22,000 (approx. INR 11 lakhs) in Japan (around 1.7 million yen), US and Canada. Toyota which dominates the hybrid field, has said it would launch about 10 more gasoline-electric models by 2015 and offer a fuel-sipping option across its entire line-up by around 2020.
Toyota AQUA, a compact-class hybrid vehicle that aims to provide the joys of hybrid vehicle ownership -such as superior fuel efficiency, user friendliness and fun- at an affordable price.
Following its launch in Japan the AQUA will be sequentially rolled out to other regions worldwide, except the European market.