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The Prius V will arrive in the U.S. this summer.

A production version of the Prius C will arrive next year.
Hybrids will be in more countries with new models by 2012

Toyota is generally the name that most consumers think of when talking hybrid cars. The company’s Prius is the most popular hybrid vehicle in the world. Toyota also provides its hybrid technology to other carmakers as well (Nissan Altima Hybrid).

Toyota has announced that is sales of hybrid vehicles have hit a new landmark -- it has now sold 3 million hybrid cars globally. The 3 million mark was hit on February 28, 2011. Toyota put its first hybrid, the Coaster Hybrid EV, on the Japanese market in 1997; it was closely followed by the launch of the first generation Prius. The Prius then made its way to North America and Europe in 2000.

Counting the Lexus brand, Toyota currently has 16 hybrid vehicles that are available in roughly 80 different countries and regions around the globe (three of those hybrids are commercial vehicles offered in Japan). Toyota also notes that ten new hybrid vehicles are due by the end of 2012 with six being new launches and four being new designs of existing vehicles. Toyota will also be offering the hybrids in new countries and regions as well.

Toyota says that its calculations show that the hybrid fleet it sells has kept 18 million tons of CO2 from being put into the atmosphere compared to the same number of traditional vehicles on the road. Toyota cites the 3 millions sales mark as evidence that the hybrid is going mainstream.

Toyota announced in August of 2009 that is had sold a million hybrid vehicles in Japan alone. 

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By dnd728 on 3/10/2011 4:47:30 PM , Rating: 2
From Wikipedia:

The third generation Vitz was launched on December 22, 2010 in Yokohama, Japan. It will be launched in Europe and other countries by the end of 2011. Aerodynamic drag has been reduced with a coefficient drag value of 0.285.
This generation introduces a new 1.3 L engine which is more economical than the 1.0 L engine, according to Toyota Japan. New features also include automatic start-stop with this engine: claiming a 26.5 km/L (3.8L/100km or 62.3mpg) for the Japanese streets.

The Yaris HSD Concept was introduced at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show featuring a hybrid powertrain. The Yaris Hybrid is expected to go on sale in Europe in 2012

Vitz=Yaris, I guess gear is CVT and mileage is probably by European/Japanese standards but US gallon, so real mileage would be a little lower for the non-hybrid.

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