The look is unmistakably Toyota with hints of the Prius Family as well as the new Yaris.
By the initial looks of the car, Toyota employed really great business since to the packaging so as not to lose any customers that are already fans of the present Prius family set up. The engine and a lot of it's components have shrunken for the new C. Even the new nickel metal hydride battery is now so small it can fit under the rear seat. The car itself compared to the standard Prius is shorter and loses just over 500lbs. There are also no belts pulling on the engine. That's right, no belts. Everything is electric. The A/C, the power steering, even the water pump are all electric.
Inside the car the first thing you notice is that Toyota, just like a handful of other car manufacturers, aren't skimping on the interiors or the options, and that's a good thing.
With the two tier dash, at first it looks a bit confusing until your eyes settle and your hands get used to everything. We found everything that you'd expect to find in a more expensive brand except active cruise control. The interior is not big by any means, but it is comfortable and with bluetooth/MP3 standard, as well as options like a sunroof, Faux Leather, (NO COWS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS CAR), seat heat, fog lights, and navigation featuring the Toyota Entouch System featuring XM, Bing and Pandora, it is pretty safe to say that you can be frugal, stay connected and that Gen-X will be pretty happy. Toyota also went with a conventional shifter this time and not with the toggle joystick shifter. (Also a good thing as the toggle can be quite confusing and perplexing for your first drive of a Toyota hybrid).