• 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production version road test, San Diego, CA, Jan 2012

    What makes a new car a success? Is it the awards it wins, initial sales figures, how many people order it, or the average amount of time it stays on a dealer lot before being sold? Together, all of the above help us work out which cars are popular and which ones aren’t, but according to (via Autobloggreen), the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is proving to be a runaway hit on dealer lots nationwide. Quick to sell Using nationwide car sales data for the months of March and April, concluded that on average, Toyota’s plug-in hybrid spends just five days on the...

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    Toyota Beats 2011 Volt Sales In 10 Weeks With Prius V Hybrid

    It may have only gone on sale at the end of October 2011, but Toyota has just announced it managed to sell 8,399 Toyota Prius V Wagons before the start of 2012. In other words, it sold 668 more 2012 Prius V wagons in 2011 than Chevrolet sold Volts, but 1,335 less than the Nissan Leaf. Starting at...

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    GM Turns To Scare Tactics To Sell The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

    Fear is a powerful motivator. It has been used in the past to start wars, persuade kids to study at school and of course, sell life insurance. But now GM appears to be gearing up to use the fear of running out of electricity to give the extended-range 2011 Chevrolet Volt a competitive edge over...

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