2017 Toyota Aqua: JDM facelift previews new look, crossover for Prius C

The 2017 Toyota Aqua facelift in Japan has new headlamps, bumpers, grille, hood, front fenders, taillamps, and a larger infotainment touchscreen.

All of these features will appear in the facelifted Prius C sold in the USA and rest of the world. Toyota has also increased tire width from 175mm to 185mm, with the Aqua now featuring 185/60 and 15 inch wheels are standard.

The Aqua Crossover model has raised suspension with comfortable settings, 16-inch wheels, a different grille and front bumper, and wheel arch protectors, but no AWD. A Crossover version of the facelifted Prius C is unconfirmed.

Toyota has improved the Aqua’s 1.5-liter hybrid powertrain, with JC08 mileage improved to 2.6L/100km (89.3mpg). The Crossover has a mileage of 2.9L/100km (80.8mpg).

The facelifted Aqua is forecasted to sell 10,000 cars per month, and prices go from ¥1,785,240 (US$16,220) to ¥2,089,800 (US$18,990), and the Crossover is ¥2,062,800 (US$18,740).

Welcab models with swiveling seats and other disabled friendly features are priced from ¥1,994,760 (US$18,125) to ¥2,813,000 (US$25,560).

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Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.