The images offer the first confirmed look at Toyota's latest hybrid-driven hatch, loosely based on the Prius C concept that appeared at the Australian International Motor Show earlier this year.
Few technical details have been revealed, although Toyota has confirmed that its hybrid drivetrain will feature a 1.5 litre petrol engine and a "high output" electric motor.
Power figures and driving range remain a secret for now, but fuel economy figures are confirmed to be between 2.5 and 2.8 l/100km.
Figures for the Australian-delivered model will likely be higher, due to the differences between Japanese fuel economy tests and the European test cycle adopted for locally sold cars.
The Prius C measures 3995mm long, making it 110mm longer than the Yaris light car, although both cars share a width of 1695mm.
Height is 1445mm and the wheelbase is 2550mm (Yaris: 1500mm, 2510mm).
Toyota says the Prius C's engine and hybrid components have been positioned for a low centre of gravity, "contributing to spirited driving." Ample luggage space is also promised.
The Prius C will make its Japanese-market debut next month, where it will be sold as the Aqua.
When it hits Australia in the first half of next year, the Prius C will join the Prius V wagon in the growing Prius line-up.
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