Toyota Already Has 75,000 Orders For Third-Gen Prius

The new 2010 Toyota Prius isn’t about to let the Honda Insight take over in the hybrid segment and strong initial sales show the Toyota model will be another big success for Japan’s largest automaker.  Japanese business magazine Nikkei is reporting that Toyota has already accepted 75,000 orders for the new Prius. This news comes just a few months after Honda announced demand for it’s Insight hybrid in Japan was triple what was expected.

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Toyota Expected to Slash U.S. Prius Price to $21,000 to Compete With Insight

Toyota is expected to release pricing for the new 2010 Prius tomorrow and the cost of ownership will be 21,000. This is $1,000 less than the current model.

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New Prius Takes On Insight With $20,000 Starting Price

Toyota is taking Honda’s Insight threat seriously… very seriously. In fact, the world’s largest automaker will price the new (third-generation) Prius directly in competition with the Honda’s Insight in the Japanese market.

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2010 Honda Insight World Premiere

Honda may have beat Toyota to the hybrid game, but Toyota has certainly been beating Toyota AT it. It is for that reason that Honda has created a stand-alone hybrid model, the Insight.

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World Premiere: 2010 Toyota Prius

With 700,000 Toyota Prius models currently on the road in the United States, Toyota today launched the third generation of the car that started it all.

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Honda Set to Unveil Insight Hybrid in Detroit

Honda already makes a Civic Hybrid, but Toyota has a stranglehold on the Hybrid market do to the clever idea of building the Prius as a standalone platform. Named the “greenest automaker” by the Union of Concerned Scientists in 2007 for the fourth straight year, Honda is eager to make sure the world sees it as an environmentally responsible company. Enter, the Insight Hybrid, set to debut at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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