UMW Toyota Motor will be offering a free service package for the first 10,000 km (or six months of ownership) to customers who book the Toyota Prius c from August 6 to 17.

The Prius c is powered by Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive “full hybrid” system, which here consists of a 1.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. The former is the 1NZ-FXE engine related to the engine in the Vios. However, for this hybrid application, the VVT-i mill runs on an Atkinson cycle with a higher compression ratio (13.4:1) and unique valve open/close characteristics. It makes 73 PS and 111 Nm of torque.

The electric motor in question makes 61 PS and 169 Nm of torque, and the total system output is 101 PS. The motor is powered by a 144-volt nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery located under the rear seats (max output is 19.3 kW). In the European combined cycle, the Prius c manages an impressive 25.6 km/l.

View our launch report for full details and a big gallery. For more info on this promotion, one can call Toyota Free Phone at 1800-8-869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA).