Toyota plans to launch two variants of its Prius hybrid in the U.S. by 2013

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 7, 2010

According to the latest reports, it appears that Toyota is indeed working on two variants of the Prius hybrid which will be launched in the United States by 2013.

The new models will be an MPV, offering 50 percent more interior space and storage than the Prius, while the second one will be a coupe which will have almost the same size as the Yaris subcompact.

These words came from unidentified dealers who attended this week's national dealer conference in Las Vegas.

After the meeting, Toyota issued a press release announcing that it will expand its lineup of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in the United States.

Toyota wants to sell 1 million hybrids a year as early as possible this decade and will offer a hybrid version of each of its models it markets by 2020.

For the United States market, Toyota wants to sale over 2 million units by 2013. Since its launch, back in 1997, Toyota sold more than 2.01 million units of the so called world’s best-selling gasoline-electric car.

Last week, Toyota announced that it will build a new small hybrid in France, which means we will see new hybrid Toyota cars on the streets next year. [via autonews - sub. required]

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