Prius Medals in the Golden State

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The Prius took home the gold in 2013 as the most popular vehicle-line in California for the second year in a row.  The Prius Family (Prius Liftback, Prius v, Prius c and Prius Plug-in) took the podium in both 2012 and 2013 as the best-selling California vehicle name plate.  69,728 drivers hit the road in 2013, according to the California Auto Outlook Report, while 61,893 Californians joined the family in 2012.  In the Golden State, the Prius Family outsells all other hybrid competitors combined. Continue reading Prius Medals in the Golden State

Toyota Prius C Launched in Australia From AUD 23,900

Today, Toyota Australia launched the Australia’s most affordable hybrid car and the best fuel economy in the city – Toyota’s Prius C.

Guess what? The new Prius C is priced from AUD 23,990 which is equivalent to RM 77,300. Precisely, this car is AUD 6,000 (after currency conversion: RM 19,333) less than Honda Insight in Australia. Well, I am started to feel lost about full exemption on import and excise duty for hybrid cars and EVs in Malaysia which valid until 2013. Is it now partial? Here in Malaysia, the Prius C priced at RM 97,000 OTR with insurance in Peninsular Malaysia.

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Buyers Shift Their Focus Downward, due to High Gas Prices

The Toyota Prius C, with a combined E.P.A. fuel-economy rating of 50 miles per gallon, is in such demand that a dealer in Florida reportedly levied a $7,000 premium on the $19,710 vehicle, a scaled-down version of the class-leading hybrid. Toyota, which began sales of the C on March 12, moved more units in its first three days than either Chevrolet, with its plug-in-hybrid Volt, or Nissan, with its purely electric Leaf, managed in all of February.

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