California Makes Toyota Prius King As It Top Selling Hyvrid

Toyota’s Prius hybrid remains the best-selling vehicle in California for the second year consecutively. More cars and trucks can be bought there than anywhere in the U.S. This continues Toyota’s remarkable sales run with the Prius.

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Toyota Prius King in California – Top Selling Hybrid

The Toyota Prius is king of the hybrids in California. This region will be the largest automotive market within the U.S.

The California Auto Outlook report says that the 4-model Prius lineup accounted for 68,728 sales. This input it ahead of the Honda Civic.

This report is big for automakers gauging how the rest of the country will buy their products. With California’s stringent emission’s rules, hybrids sell more there than elsewhere and the success/failure of a hybrid product foreshadows future results for many automakers.

Toyota’s Prius line, the world’s top-selling hybrid, includes the main hatchback, the v wagon, c subcompact as well as a plug-in electric version.

Toyota said Wednesday that it’s recalling about 1.9 million Prius models worldwide to fix a software flaw that could cause the cars to lose power or stall.

An Autonews.com story says that the “combined sales of autos powered partially or wholly by electricity accounted for 9.3 percent of California sales just last year, according to the report.

By comparison, the U.S. average for hybrid and rechargeable autos was just 3.82 percent, based on data compiled by HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates.”

Toyota said Wednesday that it’s recalling about 1.9 million Prius models worldwide to fix an application flaw that may cause the cars to lose power or stall.

This small glitch will never likely slow down sales and it is just another illustration of Toyota’s preventative recall strategy.