Toyota Prius C or Aqua Compact will be introduced in the month of January by Japanese automaker at Detroit Motor Show. This hybrid model of the company is considered to be one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the market providing 35 kilometers per litre of fuel economy. It will continue to get same TSD (Toyota Synergy Drive) technology like the original Prius saloon with petrol engine-electric motor layout for propulsion. Powering the Prius C will be a petrol 1.5 liter engine, instead of 1.8 liter powertrain, which is found on sedan, pumping out 72 horsepower. The Prius C will be introduced at Detroit Motor Show with Prius V and redesigned Prius sedan.
For India, the company will be introducing redesigned Prius Hybrid Sedan at 2012 Auto Expo and is the only hybrid car in India by Toyota. The 11th Auto Expo will witness plenty of hybrid and electric cars by several Indian automobile manufacturing companies. Mahindra will introduce its Reva NXR and Verito C segment saloon, while Tata Motors will pull off surprise of sorts, as it plans to reveal the Manza Hybrid concept at the show. In coming years, electric vehicles in India are likely to eventually join mainstream automotive market.