Toyota’s U.S. Prius supply to hit 70 percent in June

Toyota Prius

Toyota said that it expects the U.S. supply of its top-selling Prius model to come back to 70 percent of normal next month following a huge disruption by the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

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According to Bob Carter, Toyota U.S. unit should get at least 36,000 units of the Prius to sell form June through August. Carter said that the figure could grow if production in Japan rebounds faster.

Carter said that supply in the next three months will be in the “60 percent to 70 percent range. “It’s much improved,” he said.

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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 comes in at 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: Detroit News