Despite diminished volumes from an earthquake earlier this year, Toyota anticipates better Prius sales figures vs. 2010. The full story inside.

Toyota made the surprise announcement today that the company expects to beat 2010 sales figures of the Toyota Prius. The news surprised analysts as the automaker barely has a one day supply of Prius models at dealerships.

The limited stock is due to production shutdowns and delivery delays caused by an earthquake in the region in March.

Production and delivery of the car is ramping up rapidly, with the automaker hopeful they can beat the Prius' best sales year. In 2007, Toyota sold 181,221 Prius models, far ahead of the 140,928 delivered in 2010.

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