Toyota Hybrid Sales Top One Million MarkPosted on March 17th, 2009
Automaker introduces three new hybrids in the US this year
Rising fuel prices have been good news for Toyota: sales of hybrid vehicles in the US recently topped the one million unit mark. Together, Toyota and Lexus have sold over 1.7 million gasoline-electric hybrids worldwide.
Since introducing the first Prius for the 2000 model year, the automaker has produced hybrid versions of almost every Toyota and Lexus model: hybrids are the company’s halo cars. Over the past decade, Toyota has claimed 75 percent of total hybrid vehicle sales in the US.
This year, Toyota rolls out the third-generation Prius: one of ten new hybrids coming by 2012. Other hybrids in the Toyota/Lexus line-up include the Lexus RX 450h (coming this summer), Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Lexus GS 450h and Lexus 600h. The new Lexus HS 250h that arrives in showrooms late summer will be the most fuel-efficient car in the Lexus line-up.
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