Toyota unveiled a handful of production and concept Aqua models at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. As you may recall, the Aqua will serve as the Prius C here in the United States when it lands at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2012. The Yaris-sized hatchback will come equipped with a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, though Toyota hasn't said what we can expect in terms of total output. We do know that the vehicle's svelte curb weight and smaller engine will likely translate into Prius-besting fuel economy numbers, so buyers can look forward to over 50 mpg in the city.

The brightly-colored Aqua Kiriri Version and Aqua Piriri Version joined the production Aqua under the lights in Tokyo, giving the world a better idea of what the model could offer in terms of dealer modification. The little hatch looks sharp, and the fuel economy figures are enough to make anyone grin.


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      Racer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool looking car
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 3 Years Ago
      I... really like this.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      gork
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Piriri (yellow version) is much hotter than the Kiriri (orange version). Forget the Prius C that's coming out and go straight to production with the Piriri, I say!
        Lorinc Del Motte
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gork
        I say, produce both! Mind you, they'll probably still have to do some internal tweaking to make it manufacturable.
      TuteTibiImperes
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like Toyota couldn't decide whether to copy the design from the Focus or the Fit.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TuteTibiImperes
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      KGenesis
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am definitely a fan of the styling on this concept. Who say's hybrids have to look boring or odd in some cases. A hybrid with sporty/fun styling in a very conservative price range is a good move. Especially one with 4 doors and backseats (none of that Honda CR Z business).
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KGenesis
        That CRZ business got my business partly BECAUSE it doesn't have 4 doors.
      Jared Schwager
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! Most impressive Toyota. I really like this design!
      paqza
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like a kia rio
      over9000
      • 3 Years Ago
      but does it have a 6 speed manual?
      Tippy Dobbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, it's really too bad that it's a hybrid because that's gotta be one of the hottest looking hatches I've seen in a while. I'm loving those headlights.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tippy Dobbs
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          wilkegm
          • 3 Years Ago
          No, but hybrids are heavier and more expensive- both things I tend to put in the minus column. Just offer a conventional powertrain in the optimized exterior, for those of us who will never get the benefits from a hybrid.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks great! More like a performance oriented mini hot hatch than a hybrid economy car. Just don't call it a Prius anything, this is not Prius material here. And I mean that in a good way.
      bchreng
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks way to young and hip to be a Toyota. They should really consider releasing this as a Scion Hd or something.
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