Toyota Announces 2016 Prius c Safety Tech and Special Edition
Toyota’s hybrid spotlight has been shining firmly on the redesigned 2016 Prius lately as the fuel-efficient hatchback enters its fourth generation. But the Japanese automaker has many other hybrid vehicles on offer, and just released specs on the upcoming 2016 Prius c.
Unlike its larger sibling, the Prius c has not been redesigned for the 2016 model year. The city car had quite a substantial makeover for 2015, so not much has changed for the new model year. The biggest difference is the availability of Toyota’s new Safety Sense C package, which includes automatic high-beams, lane departure assist, and a pre-collision system.
Another change to the 2016 Prius c lineup is the introduction of the Persona Series Special Edition. Previously offered on the Prius, the Persona Series will be limited to 1,500 units of the Prius c. While the Prius c is known for its wide variety of fun colors, the Persona Series will be available only in black, but with a choice between two color accents: Electric Lime and Cherry Pearl. These colors will appear on the lower front grille trim, underneath the headlights, the side window trim, the side mirrors, and interior rearview mirror shell.
The Prius c Persona Series Special Edition will also have 15-inch black alloy wheels, two-tone fabric-trimmed seats, cruise control, an engine immobilizer, and more.