Toyota’s sales may be suffering in the United States, but one bright spot for the automaker is the world’s best-selling hybrid – the Toyota Prius. The Prius is now on track to set a new single-year sales record in Japan, where it has already passed 300,000 units in 2010.
The Toyota Corolla set the record 20 years ago in 1990, selling 300,008 units.
So far up until November, Toyota has sold 297,563 units of the Prius in Japan and has held the title of being the best-selling model in Japan for the past year and a half.
In the United States, Toyota sold just over 125,000 units of the Prius in the first 11 months of 2010. The number is slightly down from 2009.
Refresher: Power for the 2011 Toyota Prius continues to come from a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine making 98-hp / 105 lb-ft of torque. Total output with hybrid system ““ 134-hp. That allows for 0-60 mph to come in 9.8 seconds with a top speed of 112 mph. EPA-rated fuel-economy comes in at 51/48 mpg.
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Source: Inside Line