Toyota has launched a new veriant of Prius C, this one is known as Prius C TRD Sportivo. Toyota has tried to give a sportier look to the car. TRD is a high performance division of Toyota Motor Corporation and it stands for Toyota Racing Development. It develops high quality accessories for the company and at the same time maintains quality and safety standards
Toyota has already managed to sell four thousand units of the current Prius C and according to the company the demand for the car continues. Hence the company decided to work and introduced a new variant of the model. The TRD Sportivo Aerokit package helps in giving the car a sporty look.
The TRD Sportivo Aerokit consists of an exclusive front bumper spoiler with distinctive Daytime Running Lights integrated into each front corner. These bright LEDs are visible from a great distance, creating greater awareness of the presence of the car and thereby enhancing motoring safety. The front bumper nose has also been treated with a black garnish to make the vehicle sportier.
The Prius c TRD Sportivo has got an addition of side skirts under the door sills. These extensions reduce the height of the car visually, giving it a more low-slung and sporty look. A sports stripe along the lower edge of the doors complements the lines of the side skirts.It also has a 15″ Sporty Allow Rims which are designed to complement the dynamic lines of the Prius C.
To differntiate the new variant from Prius C, a new TRD Sportivo emblem has been added on the rear door. Apart from this the rear bumper spoiler and the rear combination lamp garnish make the PRIUS c TRD Sportivo sportier at the rear.
The interiors of Prius C TRD Sportivo are almost similar to Prius C. Even the mechanical specs of the new variant remains the same, its powered by the toyota hybrid synergy drive which optimises driving performance for maximum efficiency and driving pleasure. It integrates the operation of a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) or run completely on EV mode.
It provides different Drive modes to optimise fuel consumption, throttle response and onboard energy use.
Normal mode delivers a balance of both power and eco-efficiency, ECO Drive mode for maximum fuel efficiency and EV mode, which only uses the electric motor to ensure a quiet, emission-free drive.
Prius C TRD Sportivo is only available in following colours – Lime White Pearl CS, Black Mica, Silver Metallic, and Super Red V.
Currently, In Malaysia you can own a Toyota Prius C for RM 97,300 and Toyota Prius C TRD Sportivo for RM 103,990 and it comes with a warranty of three years or 100,000 kilo meters whichever comes first
[The Price is for Peninsula Malaysia, On Road Individual Private Registration with insurance]
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