Quick Note: Toyota Prius Family Now Third Best-Selling Vehicle Line in the World
May 30, 2012 3:10 PM
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Toyota's Prius is a big hit globally
Although Prius drivers are often the butt of jokes here in the United States, the vehicles are still quite popular due to their lofty fuel economy numbers and "green" image. The original Prius was introduced to the United States in 2000 and is currently in its third generation. The larger
was introduced late last year, while the smaller
went on sale in the U.S. earlier this year.
The popularity of the Prius family of hybrids doesn't just apply to the U.S., however. Sales of the hybrids have been booming globally. According to
, the Prius is now the third best-selling nameplate in the world when it comes to the automobile sales through the first quarter of 2012 (247,230 units).
Toyota Prius v
First place goes to Prius' cheaper, older brother: the Toyota Corolla (300,800 units). In second place sits the
(277,000 units), which was recently revamped with a host of technological improvements and new engines to boost infotainment options and fuel economy across the board.
With three different sizes of Prius available and with prices starting under $20,000, Toyota is hoping to solidify its position as a leader in hybrid vehicles.
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The Globe and Mail
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Tjhird best selling vehicle line in the world?
5/30/2012 4:42:48 PM
So, counting VW Golf + VW Gol + VW Bora/Jetta together (since -technically- they are the same vehicle line) easily tops the list at 480.000+ units per quarter (2011 numbers).
The author of the original news probably confused brand sales with 'vehicle line sales', whatever that is supposed to tell us.
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