Toyota is planning to release eight more fuel-efficient models under the Prius name within the next few years, starting with the compact FT-CH hatchback.
This newest vision of Toyota's hot selling hybrid is 22 inches shorter in length than the current Prius.
The compact four-passenger would offer fuel economy that exceeds that of the 50 mile-per-gallon Prius, Toyota said.
The car is aimed at young buyers and will also be sporting a smaller price tag than the regular priced $22,500 Prius. Toyota hasn't given word yet on when exactly the retail version of the FT-CH compact car would hit showrooom floors.
The Prius FT-CH. (Handout Photos)