After a major styling and interior upgrade for 2015, Toyota is now giving the Prius C some minor upgrade for its 2016 model year with an array of driver-assist technologies such as Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Assist, and Automatic High Beams.
Called the Persona Series Special Edition, this distinctive model for the U.S market goes on sale in December and is limited to just 1,500 units. The Persona Series Special Edition comes exclusively in Black, with a choice of two unique colour accents that amp up the fun: Electric Lime and Cherry Pearl.
The contrast colour accents can be found on the lower front grille trim, beneath the headlights and on trim beneath the side windows. The accents also cover the outside power mirrors and interior rear-view mirror shell. Apart from that, the special edition model also includes 15-inch black alloy wheels and a custom “Persona Series” badge.
The Prius C is offered in four numbered grades, and the Special Edition is built on the Two. That means it’s equipped with extras including fabric-trimmed two-tone seats; 6-way adjustable driver’s seat; 60/40 split fold-down rear seats; cruise control, a cargo area cover and engine immobilizer.
Just like the standard model, the limited edition model is powered by a 1.5-litre inline four-cylinder petrol engine that is backed up by an electric motor. This setup enables the Prius C to have a combined maximum output of 99hp and 111Nm of torque.