With the addition of the new Corolla Hybrid, Toyota’s vehicle range is beginning to get a bit concentrated with small hybrid vehicles.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Japanese automaker has decided to kill off the Prius C compact hatchback.

Toyota confirmed the Prius C’s demise in a statement made to Autoblog. The automaker has been slowly preparing for the hatchback’s departure, purposely allowing US dealer stock to dwindle to around 700 units total in recent months.

“The transition to¬†Corolla¬†Hybrid (should be) in the next couple of months,” a spokesperson told the publication.

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The Prius C served as the most affordable and smallest Prius variant but is outclassed by the Corolla Hybrid, which has a superior EPA fuel economy rating and more power.

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The Corolla Hybrid is rated at 53 MPG city and 52 MPG highway for 52 MPG combined, while the Prius C returns 48 MPG city and 43 MPG highway and 46 MPG combined. Additionally, the Prius C has a maximum output of 99 hp, whereas the Corolla Hybrid makes 121 hp.

Toyota has yet to announce pricing for the 2020 Corolla Hybrid, but it will likely be priced similarly to the Prius C, which starts at just over $21,000. The standard Toyota Corolla starts at $18,700.

[Source: Autoblog]