Mileage close to 40 kilometers per litre of petrol, performance and comforts at par with the celebrated hybrid Prius—all comes packed under the name The Toyota Prius c (Aqua in Japan) at a price of US$21,700 (INR 11 lakhs). One month’s sales has crossed 10 months’ target: 120,000 orders, and the pace of booking is getting more frenzied. For 17 hours a day, in every 75 seconds, one car rolls out of the assembly line. Currently available in Japan,US and Canada, the Aqua has stolen hearts in various auto shows across the world, and auto markets yearn for her. When does the Aqua come to India?


The world’s number one car maker Toyota Motor Corp launched compact hybrid car in Japan with listed mileage of just under 40 km/litre, giving it the best fuel economy among gasoline-electric cars, according to media reports.