2018 Prius Sandstorm

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  1. CoolPrius

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    Here are some pictures of my 2018 Prius C two in Sandstorm. What a cool little car! It's very comfortable inside and easy to drive. I haven't taken it for any long distance drives yet but I like how seat bottoms are like little buckets (noticed some good upper thigh cushion support as well). The car came with the floor liners and I was pleased with the coverage of the drivers area. I'm looking forward to getting familiar with everything and have a few projects lined up once it gets warmer. The windows are getting tinted next week! Looks like all the windows have UV symbols. More surprises to come I'm sure.

     
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    Enjoy!!
     
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    Good looking car, congrats! Apart from color ours is the same. 17,500 miles on it in just 9 months now and each one was fun!

    I swear, these are Toyota's "c-cret weapon." Have fun!
     
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  4. CoolPrius

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    The glass is all slightly tinted.

    2018 Prius C glass.jpg
     
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    I like that color! I’ve never seen it before.
     
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    If it's offered on the Subaru Crosstrek, you can also get it on the Toyota Prius c. Seems to be an interesting new canned rivalry.
     
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    I can't look at the window color because I'm getting distracted by the Alien Spaceship!!!
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    I like the color!
    Enjoy that new car feeling!!
     
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    Here parked next to another C. The 2018+ underwent some pretty significant changes. In the photo we can see headlights, fender, hood, bumper, roof accessory are different. I wish we had an exact list of interior and exterior changes from Toyota.

    Prius C side by side.jpg
     
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    2018 Toyota Prius c: Toyota’s Most Affordable Hybrid Delivers New Exterior Design Style for 2018 | Toyota

    • Mild Refresh for 2018 Model Year
    • Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C) and Integrated Backup Camera Come Standard on All Grades
    • Exterior Updates Include Black Roof Rail Accent, Black Side Rocker and Wheel Arch Moldings and Front and Rear, Lower Silver-Accented Body Guards
    • New 15-inch 8-spoke machined alloy wheels with dark gray-painted accents and P175/65R15 tires. To round out the updates for 2018, Prius c adds two new colors to the color palette: Sandstorm and, new for Toyota, Tide Pool Pearl.

    2017 Toyota Prius c: Sportier Styling with Added Safety Technology | Toyota

    • Toyota Safety Sense-C system now standard on all grades
    • A redesigned front fascia, rear bumper, side rocker panels and blacked-out rear spoiler give the 2017 Prius c a big infusion of sporty attitude
    • All grades now also roll on standard alloy wheels.

    2016 Toyota Prius c Goes Small on Fuel Consumption, BIG on Safety and Bold on Color | Toyota

    • TSS-C optional
    • New Persona special edition

    2015 Toyota Prius c: Light, Tight, Bright and the Highest City Fuel Economy of Any Vehicle Without a Plug | Toyota

    • Aggressive, Sportier Look With Bi-LED Headlights and Newly Designed Taillights
    • New exterior colors whose names demand almost as much attention as their hues (Electric Lime Metallic, Tangerine Splash Pearl and Sparkling Sea Metallic), and new “light pipe” taillights add a futuristic touch to the design.
    • Upgraded Interiors and Available Technology Features
    • Available piano black and chrome interior trim
    • Revised front bumper with piano black "grille bar"
    • Sharkfin antenna
    • New MY14 Entune Audio Systems
     
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    I appreciate your links! The glossy black radio panel and climate control housing are different in the 2018+. It's more of a one piece panel design. Minor error on their part but the 2018 Two has the 6 speakers, at least here in USA.

    "Technology gets the spotlight in the Prius c Three, which adds the Smart Key System on the front doors and liftgate; Push Button Start and remote illuminated entry; and Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. This comprehensive multimedia system includes everything from the standard setup and adds two more speakers (six total), plus the Entune App Suite; HD radio; HD predictive traffic and Doppler weather overlay; AM/FM cache radio; SiriusXM All Access Radio with three-month complimentary trial; and Gracenote album cover art."

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    This non-metallic paint is pretty low maintenance. It hides the dirt well and swirl marks are barely noticeable. Blizzard Pearl is still one of my favorites though.
    2018 Prius C parked.JPG
     
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    The little hump in the middle of the hood reminds me of the Gen3.
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    Very pleased with the LED lighting. Here is an image of the strength of the DRL early in the morning. I'm already over 2000 miles and it has been a pleasant car for daily driving to work. I find the seats particularly comfortable and suspension does a good job of soaking up road imperfections despite the short wheelbase.
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    I assume you used a 9005-equivalent LED bulb for the high beams. I'm about to do the same upgrade. Did you have to use a PWM module?
     
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    The "C" has come equipped with LED HID's since 2016.
     
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    Now that I've seen the difference between native LED headlights in our '18 and some conversion kits, I'm convinced. Zero interest in converting a headlight away from its factory bulb type. Even the best ones had too many compromises.
     
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    I see, I ddin't notice the year. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    To each, his own. I have had zero problems with my upgrade and the results, compared to the OEM halogens, are just spectacular...much brighter and cleaner beam pattern than OEM LEDs and HIDs, not only on Prii but any luxury car that I've seen.so far.
     
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    I really like that color! I also like that blue color Honda has on their newer Hybrid car.
     
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