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Toyota Prius
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 Prius v was introduced late last year, while the smaller Prius c 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 Automotive News, 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 Ford Focus (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. 


Toyota Prius c

Source: The Globe and Mail



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RE: Interesting
By Reclaimer77 on 5/31/2012 7:23:57 PM , Rating: 1
So wait, after putting thousands into your truck in mods and boosting the horsepower, you're going to talk crap about my old stock Tacoma in the 1/4 mile? It's a light truck! Of course I didn't buy it for "performance".

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I'm not trying to argue with you, I just think our standards of performance are a bit different.


My daily driver is an Impreza. I also race Autocross. I think my standards of performance are just fine, and the cars I drive will definitely push you back into your seat.

Trucks aren't sports cars no matter how much money you put in them. I don't doubt your truck, after being modded to 600+HP would smoke my old Tacoma in a straight line. But it's still a truck, and that doesn't mean the Tacoma was "sluggish".

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I just like the g force loading no matter which direction it comes from.


Me too. Which is why I take winding onramps/offramps at 70mhp with a big sh#t eating grin on my face :)


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