Prius c gets a make over for 2015

Prius c gets a make over for 2015

Toyota’s Prius c hybrid hatchback has been refreshed for 2015 with new exterior design details, an upgraded interior and three new body colours.

Heralding the biggest change for 2015 is a restyled front for all model grades, while the Prius c s-Tech grade is further enhanced with the addition of privacy glass, LED headlights, and LED feature fog lights.

Three new exterior colours have been released for 2015 are Zest, Tango and Cool Soda which brings the number of available colours in the range to nine.

New darker trim materials are used inside the cabin throughout the three-model range, while instrument panels and climate control air conditioning controls have been upgraded.

The Prius c offers Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capabilities (including Voice Recognition software in the Prius c s-Tech), cruise control, a keyless ‘smart entry’ system. The 3.5” Multi-Information Display (MID) screen, gives the driver information on Hybrid, ECO and EV driving modes and other vehicle data.

The Prius c’s MID screen displays how much the Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) system is saving in running costs. The Eco Drive Support Monitor gives an Eco score based on current fuel economy and how this translates into ‘real time’ dollar savings.

The 1.5-litre petrol engine with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) generates total system power of 73.6kW.

All models have a 5-Star ANCAP safety rating and are equipped with three-point ELR seatbelts fitted in all seating positions, ISO fixing points for child car seats, as well as child-proof rear door locks. There are seven airbags fitted as standard, including driver and passenger front, front side, front and rear curtain and driver’s knee airbags.

The 2015 Prius c range is available at Toyota dealers nationwide, with recommended selling prices starting at $30,830 for the base grade model, $31,830.

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