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Toyota released the first official image of the Prius c today and announced the lineup of world premiers scheduled for the Tokyo Motor Show.

Dubbed “Aqua” in Japan, the Prius c is barely bigger than a Toyota Yaris, seats five people and will constitute the smallest member of the Prius family upon its launch.

Toyota Prius c
Photo: Toyota

The Prius c’s hybrid system (a 1.4L gas engine coupled with an electric motor) will allow for exemplary fuel efficiency at just 2.86L/100 km.

The Toyota Prius c will join the brand’s U.S. and Canadian lineups in the spring of 2012, and will make its North American debut at the upcoming Detroit auto show.

Toyota’s Tokyo unveilings:
  • Prius c/Aqua
  • FT-86/Scion FR-S
  • FCV-R Concept: A sedan powered by hydrogen batteries with a range of 700 km or more that Toyota is looking to introduce in 2015.
  • FT-EV III Concept: An ultralight EV with a 105-km range.
  • Fun-Vii Concept: A vehicle that “builds a solid link between society, cars and people.”