Toyota’s new Prius C 5-door hatchback is off to a quick start since going on sale on March 12. In just three days on the market, Toyota sold 1,201 units making it one fastest-selling vehicles for the brand and beating Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf sales for the entire month of February (totally owned).
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“A number of factors drive the auto market, and fuel prices is one of them,” said Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. “With 53 miles-per-gallon in the city and priced under $19,000, the timing for Prius c couldn’t be better.”
Toyota said that during the first half of March, the four-member Prii family (the Toyota Prius, Prius C, Prius V and the new Plug-in Hybrid Prius sold a total of 9,821 units.
In February, Prius sales totaled 20,593 and 32,593 year-to-date.
Refresher: The 2012 Toyota Prius C will be available in four grades with each carrying a Hybrid Synergy Drive 1.5-liter DOHC engine with VVT-i, a 60 hp permanent magnet AC synchronous motor, and a 144 volt nickel-metal hydride battery which generates 25.9 hp of electric propulsion for a total system net output of 99-hp. The Prius C achieves an estimated EPA fuel-econmy rating of 53 mpg and starts at $18,950.
– By: Omar Rana