Aqua/Prius C Launched In Japan

The Aqua hatchback, known as the Prius C in international markets has recently been launched by Toyota in Japan.

Amazingly, the model has a fuel efficiency of 35.4 km/L (83.3 mpg US; 2.8L/ 100km). A combined motor and engine output of 100 PS (98 bhp / 73 kW), Aqua has a 1.5-litre Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II). Another characteristic of this model is a cooled Exhaust-Gas Recirculation system and a battery powered water pump. The water pump, unlike other traditional designs, reduces friction on the engine and allows precise control of coolant flow.

 

The Aqua has a starting price of 1.69 million yen ($21,700) and Toyota Motor Company has plans to sell 12,000 units per month.

 

What is more, it seems that Toyota intends to launch a TRD and Modellista versions of the new hybrid. As far as the TRD is concerned,   there is a new front bumper lower apron with integrated LED lights and side skirts. Also available are a new set of wheels, firmer shock absorbers and springs plus a stainless cat-back exhaust system with dual tips. Whereas, the Modellista package offering is similar to that of the TRD, there are two versions available each offering a 5-piece body kits containing front and rear aprons, side skirts and roof spoiler.

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