Toyota announces pricing for 2013 Camry, Prius C, Scion xB

Article by Christian A., on December 10, 2012

Toyota Motor Sales has announced the pricing information for several of its 2013 models. A $795 freight charge is included in all Toyota prices while for Scion, there’s a $755 charge. The Camry gasoline-powered versions have a starting price of $23,030 with the L grade four-cylinder automatic being priced as much as $31,260 for the Camry XLE V6 automatic, which means that on average, the price rose by $150 for the six gasoline-powered models.

The two Camry Hybrids cost higher with an average of $165. Prices start at $26,935 and could go as high as $28,465. The 2013 Camry will begin to arrive in dealerships this January. The pricing range for the Prius c hybrid subcompact is from $19,875 for the Prius c One to $24,155 for the Prius c Four.

This means that the four Prius c models are more expensive by an average of $130. The 2013 Prius c will make its debut in early January.

The automatic transmission offering of the 2013 Scion xB goes up $500 to $18,505, while a $500 increase is also recorded for the $17,555 manual-transmission version. xB, which will be updated with a new front bumper, a glossy black lower grille and integrated LED accent lighting, will arrive in stores in early 2013.

The Prius c effectively packaged and advantageously placed essential drivetrain elements inside the chassis to help maximise the interior. The compacted gas engine, transaxle, and power control are strategically positioned in the car to create enhanced weight distribution and a lower centre of gravity. Also, under the rear seat sits the hybrid battery and fuel tank, distributing mass ideally across the wheelbase to improve handling with better weight distribution. With the fuel tank and battery under the rear seat, the Toyota Prius c can offer interior space of 104 cubic feet (87.4 cubic feet passenger, 17.1 cubic feet cargo).

Prius c Hybrid Synergy Drive Propulsion

The Hybrid Synergy Drive in the vehicle combines the component operation, which includes a gas engine, electric motor inside a continuously variable transaxle, a nickel-metal hydride battery, a power control inverter, a DC-DC and step-up converters, and a hybrid control computer. The hybrid control directs the seamless use of gas and electronic power contingent on driving needs and the drive mode selected.

Toyota Prius c depends on a SULEV (Tier 2 Bin 3) rated 1.5L in-line, four-cylinder gas engine that uses an Atkinson cycle, increasing efficiency. This engine creates 73 hp and torque of 82 lb.-ft., adding to the 99 hp hybrid system total output.

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