Toyota working on increasing output for the 2012 Prius C hybrid

The Toyota Prius C is selling quite well for the Japanese brand, however the problem is that the company is only producing a small 6,000 units a month, which is creating a supply issue for North America.

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The Prius C, which went on sale in Japan on Dec. 26 and hits U.S. showrooms this month, has an initial backlog of 120,000 units in Japan and has sold 1,021 units in the United States during its first three days.

Toyota executives are now optimizing production to get more Prius C’s to dealerships as soon as possible.

They better hurry up.

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

Source: AutoNews