Milestone Accomplished: Toyota sells one million Prius hybrids in U.S.

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2011 Toyota Prius

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California Toyota dealers may or may not be running out of Priuses, but the hybrid is most certainly still popular. How else to explain the news that one million of the iconic fuel-mizers have been sold in the U.S., as Toyota just announced.

Back in mid-2008, the company said it had sold one million Priuses around the world, which was a big enough deal. To reach that landmark, it took around five years; the first Prius was introduced over a decade ago, but it was the second-generation Prius, introduced in 2003, that really sparked sales. It took Toyota only two more years to sell another million Priuses, and Toyota has sold over three million total hybrids as of October 2010. That sounds impressive, but Charlie Sheen got 3.4 million followers on Twitter in, like, a minute, so let’s keep things in perspective.

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Autoblog Podcast #200 – We celebrate a milestone!

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We celebrate the milestone of Episode #200 of the Autoblog Podcast by welcoming back Editor in Chief John Neff and Executive Editor Chris Paukert. We talk about the garage, and what significant milestones have passed in the last 100 episodes. We also reminisce about some of our favorite experiences while testing vehicles, and then we wrap it all up with some of your questions. Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back with a normal ‘cast for Episode #201. See you next week!

Autoblog Podcast #200 – Scion FT86, Toyota Prius MPV, Chevrolet Volt transmission

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Infiniti M56X


Hosts:
Dan Roth, Chris Shunk, John Neff, Chris Paukert

Runtime: 1:17:29


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Autoblog Podcast #200 – We celebrate a milestone! originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 19 Oct 2010 17:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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