Following its launch in Japan, scheduled for December 2011, the Aqua/Prius C will be sequentially rolled out to other regions worldwide, except the European market. Toyota SA is currently investigating the feasibility of widening the Prius range, however, this will not take place in the short term.
COMPACT HYBRID: At 3995mm long, the AQUA’s stylish proportions certainly makes it one of the best looking hybrid... if the concept's images are anything to go by.
With the fuel-cell unit located beneath the specially designed bodyshell, the vehicle can accommodate up to four passengers. The fuel cell stack, with a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, has been improved to provide a cruising distance of 700km (under the Japanese JC08 test cycle).
IQ HYBRID: Based on the iQ, the new FT-EV III is set to be launched along with the Yaris hybrid in 2012.