The upcoming Toyota Prius C has been unveiled in concept form, caught wearing a ton of camouflage and maybe whispered its new name to us (Aqua). But that doesn't mean we're not still interested in what will be the smallest and cheapest model in the Prius family when it arrives in 2012. Thankfully, CarScoop is here to help. A reader sent in a leaked brochure featuring what appears to be the production version of the little hybrid. The scans show off the C so nakedly we want to give it a modesty slip. Almost.

The production version of the Prius C – if that's indeed what we're looking at – loses a lot of the angular, sporty style of the concept, but it still carries a welcome refinement of the traditional Prius wedge. The biggest different is at the front end: the concept's striking headlights have been eliminated in favor of smaller versions of the Prius Liftback's instantly-identifiable lights. The rear end now blends the look of a standard Prius with a Nissan Leaf.

We like most everything about the concept better (see also: the wheels), but if Toyota can hit the speculated numbers – around 60 miles per gallon for around $20,000 – we'll take the highly efficient baby Prius no matter what it looks like. See more scans in our gallery or check out the whole brochure over on CarScoop.


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      chasegarcia
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks nothing like the Prius C concept.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would trade on my Rav4 for one these! My $240 gas bill a month would become $72 a month!
      Silly Pickle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hell, I'm normally not even a small car eco-friendly kinda guy...but I'd drive that. Especially the eco-friendly part. I kinda like this though. The money I'd save on gas would probably make the payment, if not 2/3 of it. I gotta re-think my next purchase.
      kwa
      • 3 Years Ago
      How did that cool Prius concept end up as a Honda Fit? *sigh* the 60 mpg is cool though.
      graphikzking
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honestly, if I didn't see the Concept C all over the place (even in their TV ads) then I would probably think this is a decent car. It's like showing a kid a banana split, then giving him a banana, a standard cherry and a slice of pineapple. Yeah they are still decent, but why take away the hot fudge, whipped cream and wet nuts?? Then expect the kid to be happy? Toyota - stop it already. You really are pissing me off. (this is from the owner of 2 yes 2 prius! Also I own an MR2 spyder. You know the last car with a BIT of fun left in it that toyota has made. IF this thing has the exact prius engine and the car weighs under 2600lbs then I'd be interested in upgrading one of the prius' to this. Otherwise see ya Toyota!
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a Mazda 2 people! Their problem is the prius image. Lots of folks will never buy one just because of who drives them now. Sorry if you own one, but you are known as a liberal moron to everyone else. Maybe this can change that. Let us hope. GM is the one that should be worried. Their Volt is looking more ridiculous and stupid everyday.
        P.Z. Dawkins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        If you automatically classify anyone who drives a Prius as a "liberal moron" then I think the real moron here is you.
        Dave D
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        " Sorry if you own one, but you are known as a liberal moron to everyone else. " When did being conservative with resources become the same as being a liberal moron? We send over $400billion a year out of our economy buying foreign oil and you wave that flag and call people trying to help the situation "liberal moron"??? What about the people who saved up during WWII and conserved energy, steel, food, anything? Were they liberal morons too? When did being a conservative in this country start to be a badge of honor equating to wasting things and cheering on big companies that screwed the rest of us over? If some big company succeeds by offering good value that people want to buy, good for them. But then why do they have to spend money buying lobbyist to get special tax laws passed for them or subsidies? Why do we cheer Walmart as they destroy every small, privately owned business in our communities with predatory pricing and as soon as the local competitors are gone, their slogan "always the lowest price" suddenly becomes "always low prices". Check it out! I've seen them do it in many communities. And all they do is bring in cheap Chinese goods and sell out our manufacturing base. Sigh... /rant My only problem with Prii owners is they act like they're better than everyone else. They need to STFU and just drive their cars and stop alienating others.
          Hazdaz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dave D
          :thumbsup: The typical clueless "conservative" in this country doesn't even know heads from tails. At least in the old days, a TRUE conservative was exact that... conservative with everything from money to our national resources. Today all we have is a bunch of goddamn dipsh!ts that wrap themselves around with some Chinese-made American flag and spout nonsense that they were programmed to say from morons like Limbaugh. These goddamn traitors hate everything and anything that this country was built on and run around pretending like they know anything, while 3 decades of their NeoCon policies have left this country in the worse shape it has ever been.
        glennwarne
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        nothing like putting that old stereo type on everybody you meet , "Archie Bunker"....Where do they let you guys get hold of a keyboard and start typing the cr#$p you do amazes me! I just want to save money and not give it to the gas company.. Yep! Must be a liberal trying to save money!!!lolol Moron!
      Burabus
      • 3 Years Ago
      haters gonna hate, that car looks good.
      Alonzo Alex Clark
      • 3 Years Ago
      if i would have won this car at anytime in my life or someone gave this to me i will blow it up in there face (in glorious top gear) fashion and give them back the keys. i hate this car i think its just trash it hurts its what it stand for more then anything
        sonicpunk32
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alonzo Alex Clark
        Did the Prius murder your loved ones?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alonzo Alex Clark
        [blocked]
        Tolitz Rosel
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alonzo Alex Clark
        and what does it stand for to you, mister hater?
        Zach
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alonzo Alex Clark
        because you've owned one and know everything about it, right?
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Mike K
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does the C stand for Crap?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike K
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        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike K
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      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks really attractive, but it disappoints because it doesn't carry any of the Prius C Concept's design cues EXCEPT for those tail lights.
      probe2c
      • 3 Years Ago
      This thing looks terrible. The Prius C concept was great. Even discounting the concept-only garb and replacing them with normal production items (low ride height, oversized wheels, lack of traditional handles, usable mirrors, lighting and fascia) the overall shape was good, and the rear-end treatment was immeasurably better (even if you had to incorporate a bumper) This looks worse than a regular prius.
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