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 |  Jan 15 2014, 8:31 AM

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Toyota has announced that it finished off 2013 by topping six-million hybrid sales worldwide.

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 4:00 PM

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Over 60 percent of the hybrids on the road in California sport a Toyota emblem, the Japanese automaker has revealed.

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 |  Feb 17 2013, 11:32 AM

Toyota and Lexus hybrid models are gaining popularity in Europe, where diesel engines are typically more popular.

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 |  Jan 30 2013, 8:31 AM

While achieving an all-time monthly sales record in December with 3,244 Fusion Hybrids sold, Ford is expected to shatter that number in January with a projected 5,500 units sold.

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 |  Nov 08 2012, 6:45 PM

Toyota was proud to announce that it had reached global sales of 4.6-million hybrid vehicles, with 1.02-million hybrids sold this year alone up to October 31, 2012.

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 |  May 22 2012, 1:50 PM

Toyota has many new competitors nipping at its heels, but can still successfully claim the hybrid king crown, with total sales across all of the Japanese company’s brands topping four million through April, 2012. 

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 |  Jan 27 2012, 10:15 AM

Toyota has delivered its 400,000th hybrid in Europe, marking a huge milestone for the Japanese automaker. Their entrance into the European hybrid market began back in 2000, and since then there has been three generations of their popular Prius and more recently, the Auris Hybrid in 2010.

The 400,000th hybrid delivered in Europe was an Auris Hybrid and was sold as a company car to CTG, an IT consulting agency. The company recently ordered a fleet of 20 Auris Hybrids.

“We are very proud to deliver our 400,000th hybrid in Europe to a customer in Belgium where we have a strong presence with our European headquarters, our R&D centre, our parts and vehicle logistics operations,” said Michel Gardel, Vice President of Communication, External and Environmental Affairs at Toyota Motor Europe. “It shows that Belgian and European customers are not only ready to consider a hybrid vehicle purchase but for Toyota, they have been doing so in large numbers – in fact 10% of our sales in Europe were hybrid vehicles last year,” he added.

And even though it’s quite the achievement for Toyota, putting it into perspective shows just how much more accepting Americans are of hybrids than Europeans. Last year alone, Toyota sold 150,000 hybrids in the United States; so for the automaker to take 12 years to hit the 400,000th mark in Europe proves that Europeans still prefer diesels over hybrids.