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Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan

The Toyota Prius C has been given another makeover in its home market of Japan, including the more significant addition of a crossover-style variant.

Known back home as the Aqua, the Prius C gets subtle revisions to the headlights, grille, and front bumper, along with reworked tail-lights. Updated wheel and tyre packages complete the exterior changes.

Inside, the Japan-market Prius C now gets a TFT multifunction display as standard, along with various trim and material upgrades.

The main talking point, however, is a new variant appropriately named ‘Crossover’ (above). Distinguishing features include chunkier bumpers, wheel arch mouldings, roof rails and special 16-inch alloy wheels.

Crossover versions of the Prius C also get retuned ride and handling characteristics, likely to make it a little more SUV-like.

It’s actually not far off the 2013 Toyota Aqua Cross concept, revealed at that year’s Tokyo motor show.

Meanwhile, the range continues with the current car’s hybrid powertrain, which teams a 54kW/111Nm 1.5-litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine with an electric motor for a total system output of 74kW.


CarAdvice has contacted Toyota Australia regarding local prospects for the updated Prius C range. Stay tuned for an update.

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