The Toyota Prius C, which has been in production since 2011, has been axed in the US, and is effectively replaced by the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.
A Toyota spokesperson has confirmed to Autoblog, “The transition to Corolla Hybrid (should be) in the next couple of months.”
The company will sell off remaining stock, around 700, and then move customers over to the 2020 Corolla Hybrid.
Although the Corolla is a size larger than the Prius C, it shouldn’t be too much more expensive as it will probably undercut the Prius hatch.
Currently the Prius C has a starting price of US$21,530, while the larger Prius begins at US$23,770.
In addition to offering more space than the Prius C, the Corolla Hybrid will also have more power and better mileage.
The Corolla Hybrid has a 1.8L I4 hybrid powertrain with 121hp (90kW), and a 52mpg (4.5L/100km) combined EPA rating. The Prius C had a mere 90hp (67kW) from its 1.5L I4 hybrid, and a combined 48mpg (4.9L/100km) EPA rating.