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Toyota to build smaller Prius

Toyota Motor has expanded its Prius line of hybrid passenger cars with a new downsized model designed as an entry point for young drivers interested in hybridization, Cnet has reported. The 'Prius c' will be about 20 inches shorter than the standard-sized third-generation Prius liftback model. The new model will be unveiled in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a 1.5-liter version of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system under its hood.