When the initial details for the 2012 Toyota Prius C were introduced the biggest news was the price, the least expensive member of the Prius family. The Prius C is the least expensive hybrid on the market backed by years of successful Toyota hybrid experience.
The Prius C come in four trimlines, One, Two, Three and Four and is available in several colors Moonglow, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Absolutely Red, Habanero, Summer Rain Metallic and Blue Streak Metallic.
The Prius C One with the standard 1.5L gas electric hybrid drivetrain and the only options you get to pick from is the exterior color as there are no upgrade packages with the Prius C One and this base model trimline comes with Gray Fabric interior on the inside with steel wheels .
The 2012 Toyota Prius C Two trimline, you get an addition exterior color choice in the form of Super White and the standard interior trim is a Light Blue Gray and Black Fabric. In addition to the different interior and extra paint choice, the Prius C Two adds intermittent front and rear wipers, a six speaker stereo system, a 60/40 rear seat, cruise control, audio controls on the steering wheel and front passenger “Advanced Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats and it includes all of the features of the Prius C One.
The 2012 Toyota Prius C Three adds some high tech gadgetry, including door handles with a touch sensor to lock and unlock the doors, automatic climate control, a large audio display with navigation, Toyota’s Smart Key system and push button start. The Prius C Three is the first trimline to offer upgrade packages, with a package that adds a power moonroof and a set of 15” aluminum alloy wheels. Interestingly, while the Prius C Three comes with the same Light Blue Gray and Black Fabric inside, buyers cannot pick the Super White exterior from the C Two.
Finally, the top of the line for the new compact hybrid is the 2012 Toyota Prius C Four. This trimline builds on the features of the C Three, adding power exterior mirrors with built in turn signal indicators, fog lights, 15” alloy wheels and heated front seats. The only option package for the Prius C Four is the alloy wheel package, which removes the standard 15” alloy wheels for a set of sportier 8-spoke, 16” alloy rims. The Prius C Four has the same 8 color options as the One and Three tramlines (again, no Super White here) but buyers can pick from either Light Blue Gray or Black “Softex” synthetic leather interior surfaces.
The 2012 Toyota Prius C is expected to have a massive impact on the hybrid market, with such a low price even for models that are heavily equipped with add-ons. As the price of gasoline continues to rise, the demand for hybrid vehicles grows.
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