Without a doubt, the Toyota Prius can only described as a successful vehicle. The world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle can now stake its claim in the million cars club as latest figures released by Toyota reveal 1,027,700 units have now been sold.

Without a doubt, the Toyota Prius can only described as a successful vehicle. The world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle can now stake its claim in the million cars club as latest figures released by Toyota reveal unit number 1,027,700 has now been sold.

Ever since the Prius was first launched in 1997 sales have been steadily increasing. It wasn't until 2006 that the figure of 500,000 unit sales was reached, but the ever increasing fuel prices have helped its popularity go into overdrive, taking just a further 2 years to reach magic figure of 1 million. With 590,000 sales in North America, this represents the biggest market for the Toyota Prius, followed by Japan with 315,000 sales and Europe way down at 100,000 units.

Prius sales - worldwide

Year

Sales

Cumulative

1997 (Dec)

323

323

1998

17,653

17,976

1999

15,243

33,219

2000

19,011

52,230

2001

29,459

81,689

2002

28,083

109,772

2003

43,162

152,934

2004

125,742

278,676

2005

175,157

453,833

2006

185,589

639,422

2007

281,265

920,687

2008 (April)

107,1001

1,027,700

 

 

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