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

Driving the Toyota Prius V: a Prius With Costco Capacity

According to Toyota, its Prius accounts for 52 percent of the United States hybrid market and outsells all its competitors combined. It’s no surprise, then, that the company would want to give the car some siblings.

Toyota brought a preproduction fleet of its latest hybrid, the Prius V, to Westchester County on Wednesday and offered drives along the Connecticut-New York border. Though journalists could choose among various scenic routes, given the car’s clear family-hauler aspirations, a trip to a big-box food wholesaler would not have been inappropriate.
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