Toyota to retire Prius Cby Justin King
Buyers have been redirected to the new Corolla Hybrid.
Toyota has quietly confirmed that the Prius C will soon be dropped from its lineup.
"You're probably not going to see Prius C for long," Toyota marketing vice president Ed Laukes told Motor1. "The Prius C has served its purpose well."
The Prius C has been supplanted by the new Corolla Hybrid, which matches the standard Prius's 52-mpg combined rating. In contrast, the Prius C has a 46-mpg combined rating.
The fuel-sipping Corolla is intended to maximize sales of Toyota's hybrid powertrain, reaching out to a broader group of customers who may be reluctant to buy a Prius but still want extreme fuel efficiency.