TOKYO - "King of Hybrid, Toyota Prius, recorded great achievements in his country again, to became best-selling car for the 2010 fiscal year (April 2010-March 2011).
Based on authentic data from Japan Automobile Dealers Association (Japan Automobile Dealers Association), which is cited by the Nikkei today, the Prius is managed to maintain the best-selling title two years in a row. Prius sales last year grew due to be assisted by government incentives, tax reductions for such direct tax cuts on the grounds of environmental friendly vehicles.
Toyota is managed to sell 283,332 Prius units, up 2.1 percent. The second position followed by the Honda Fit, 189,369 units (up 9.4 percent) and the Suzuki Wagon R 177,215 units (down 8.4 percent).
Prius is also successfully achieved the second performance in the U.S. with sales of 1 million units for 11 years (since 2000).
"Since its excellent presence in the U.S., the Prius never shifted positions as the best-selling hybrid car," stated by Bob Carter, vice president and general manager of Toyota Division, provided Leftlanenews, today.
Another achievement in the U.S. Prius is saving up to 881 million gallons of gasoline equivalent to 3.25 billion liters with a nominal value of 2.19 billion U.S. dollars. With 1 million Prius, a U.S. citizen also decrease carbon dioxide (CO2) 12.4 million tons.