The Prius C might not see another generation because ...

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    there has been talk for awhile. i suppose it is possible, not sure if there is any official word from toyota yet.
    sales are tanking, people don't want hybrids in the new economy. heck, there may not even be a prius in a few more years unless something drastically changes.
    we'll probably see more hybrid crossovers and plug ins.
     
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    Up here it seems like everyone's in those CUV's. I heard they have lower goals for fuel consumption, emissions, so they're easier/cheaper to produce. Everything jake except you're buying more gas and making more smog.
     
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    What goes up must come down.
    The "craze" for SUVs and pickup trucks will wane when the price of fuel goes up again.
    It's just a matter of time.

    Europe and Asia still likes the tiny little cars.
     
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    honda crv is very popular.
     
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    Maybe in the US. Aqua (aka Prius C) and other compact cars are still very popular in Japan where even smaller and more economical Kei cars are very dominant on very narrow roads.
     
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    starts at 13k? you'll never make that up in gas savings.
     
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    What starts at $13K ??
    And you won't make what up in gas savings.......compared to WHAT ??
     
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    I think it is mostly a case of capitalistic corporate "greed".

    Ford has announced that it will stop making conventional "sedans", not because nobody wants to buy them.......but because Ford (and everybody else) is in competition with EVERY OTHER CORPORATION ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH and not having their profits and stock price go up as fast as somebody else, who is making baby blankets maybe, is seen as a failure.

    Those who live by the sword of relentless and ruthless competition, will DIE by the same sword later.
    We are just recovering from one of those lessons.
    Seems that everybody has a SHORT memory........or is worshiping the God of short term gains.......or both.
     
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    mirage. you'll never make up the difference in price with a prius c.
     
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    Are you saying that you think the starting price for a Prius C is LESS than $13K ??
    I don't think so.
     
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    Sounds more like he's saying the mirage costs $13k.

    2018 Mitsubishi Mirage/MSRP
    From $13,395
    MPG: Up to 37 city / 43 highway
    Horsepower: 78 hp


    2019 Toyota Prius c/MSRP
    From $21,530

    MPG: 48 city / 43 highway
    Horsepower: 99 hp

    With an $8,000 MSRP price difference and only 11 MPG better (city only), the total cost of ownership might never catch up.

    Rob
     

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    I didn't think the Mirage was that small. For us it came down to a c or a Yaris, and I really wasn't inspired by the old 4-speed auto in the Yaris. Glad we got one while we could!
     
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    I absolutely agree that it is difficult to make a case for most hybrids these days based strictly on dollars and cents.
    He just said in a way that confused me a bit (which is easy to do some days). :ROFLMAO:
     
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    sorry, i confuse myself sometimes.:oops:
     
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    c is obviously a much better car, but in the 20k price range, people must be buying something else.
     
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    Credit is becoming easy again; too easy.
    And regulations on the financial industry are going away too.
    People are once again buying stuff that they can't afford.
    That means that sub-$20K vehicles just aren't selling.......in the US.
    I predict that it will bite us in the backside again within about 4 years.
     
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    Can't say I'd blame Toyota if the sales numbers are not there for a subcompact hybrid car. A subcompact "SUV" with the same efficiency at a similar price would be really interesting. I use the term SUV loosely though since it would essentially be a slightly lifted, and more aggressive looking FWD only hatchback like the Kia Niro, which I think Kia did a great job styling.
     
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    The roof racks and body cladding that they added for the 2018 model year is an obvious attempt to style it after the Subaru Crosstrek. Which is a bit weird, but it actually works better than I expected.

    I would LOVE to see this same car with a lifted suspension for clearance.
     
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