2022 Toyota Aqua Hybrid-Only Hatchback Debuts As Japan’s Prius C

The Toyota Prius C left the US market after the 2019 model year but the electrified small hatchback soldiered on at home in Japan where it’s sold as the Aqua. The second-generation model is making its debut today and has some big shoes to fill as the original racked up 1.87 million sold units in its 10 years on the market.

The 2022 Aqua is billed as an all-new development by switching to the TNGA-B platform to improve fuel efficiency by 20 percent compared to the model it replaces.

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