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US car hybrid scene
On lively US car hybrid scene Toyota still marches to own tune
Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:52:41 GMT

Toyota/Lexus 2013MY hybrid range
Toyota/Lexus 2013MY hybrid range

March was not a particularly good month for the closely watched US hybrid car market -
the 46,300 hybrid sales total was 4 per cent below March 2012 in a still expanding US Light-vehicle market – to date Toyota alone has captured two-in-three of this year’s slightly improved 1st quarter US hybrid car sales – Apart from segment dominating Toyota and the sole exception of Ford, all other ‘me-too’ participants on US hybrid scene have been left languishing at best in low down also-ran positions

During the opening three months of this year sales of hybrid cars in the US rose by around 14 per cent to just over 120,000 units, thus elevating the US sales share for hybrids to a promising looking 3.3 per cent from 3.1 per cent during the corresponding period last year, according to figures compiled by ‘HybridCar’. 

That’s the good news. 

The not so good news for the hybrid vehicle industry is that in March hybrids suffered a minor setback in a still expanding overall market


Uphill slog for hybrid cars  19 Mar 2013

Clean Sweep - Toyota Group Hybrids  19 Mar 2013

Japan - Hybrid aid drives sales  03 Mar 2013

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