Toyota Prius minivan launch delayed by Japan quake

Toyota Prius V
Toyota Prius V

Toyota said this morning that it will delay the launch of the Prius hybrid minivan in Japan because of disruptions in parts supply following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Spokesman Paul Nolasco said that Toyota originally planned to roll out the Prius minivan in April but  the huge disaster in northern Japan crippled supply chains and destroyed shops, which has forced Toyota to delay the launch.

The setback in Japan isn’t expected to affect the Prius minivan’s arrival in the United States and Europe later this year.

Toyota has plans to launch two versions of the Prius minivan: A two-row five seater for the United States and a three-row seven seater for Europe. Japan is expected to get both variant.

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Source: Automotive News