Toyota shrinks the Prius with the Prius C (video)

The third model from Toyota's new Prius line was shown at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. The Prius C is a compact hybrid, but its fuel economy is no better than that of the larger Prius hatchback.

Less than $19,000, the Toyota Prius C is everything you want in your Prius, but smaller.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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