Without a doubt, the Toyota Prius can only described as a successful vehicle. The world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle can now stake its claim in the million cars club as latest figures released by Toyota reveal unit number 1,027,700 has now been sold. ( WCF )
Ever since the Prius was first launched in 1997 sales have been steadily increasing. It wasn't until 2006 that the figure of 500,000 unit sales was reached, but the ever increasing fuel prices have helped its popularity go into overdrive, taking just a further 2 years to reach magic figure of 1 million. With 590,000 sales in North America, this represents the biggest market for the Toyota Prius, followed by Japan with 315,000 sales and Europe way down at 100,000 units.