The Toyota Prius, Hybrid Car Phenomenon
Hot of the market, this brand of hybrid car is on the tip of everyone's tongue. Prius stands for prize in most people's book when they think about hybrid cars. And that's not just because a Toyota Prius looks pretty. In terms of hybrid cars, the Toyota Prius has tons to offer car consumers. And it's not as if potential hybrid car buyers don't know that. News of the Toyota Prius is everywhere in the media.
Why? Well first of all, the Toyota Prius is a great kind of hybrid car. The model I speak of is Toyota's petrol and electric hybrid model. It's sharp, stunning, and is a best seller among hybrid cars. This car is so good that it was voted car of the year in Europe for the year 2005. Furthermore, in the United States, the Toyota Prius got an award that was very comparable to the car of the year award given in Europe.
But the Toyota Prius hybrid car isn't selling off the lots because it is the fastest car around. Some Toyota Prius's have some pretty high profile owners. Among them are Leonardo Dicaprio, Harrison Ford, and Susan Sarandon. With these people driving this particular hybrid car, off course it's selling like a hotcake. And the stars are doing a world of good for the sales of hybrid cars in general. But while the success of the Toyota Prius is good for Toyota, it isn't so good for its competitors who have yet to manufacture a hybrid car. Now Nissan, GM and other popular car manufacturers are trying to quickly get their act together and come up with their version of the hybrid car. Some of these other manufacturers just did not believe that people would put their faith in the hybrid car as a solution to the constant fluctuation of oil prices. But the number of sales for the Toyota Prius hybrid car has certainly caused a change of tune for competing car manufacturers. So soon you might here of a best-selling Nissan hybrid or GM hybrid.
And Toyota Prius buyers shouldn't get too comfortable with their car because before they know it, something else will come out that they would like to have. But as far as Toyota goes, claims have been made that in the near future, all Toyota engines will come with hybrid options. And Toyota also believes that it's only a matter of time before all cars are hybrid cars or at least have hybrid engine options. Next year, Toyota should be making Prius's in China, and there, sales are also expected to boom. Toyota doesn't want to leave anyone behind. Soon it may expand its manufacturing plants to locations in places like California. Surely, there are plenty of movie stars there who can be persuaded to buy this hybrid car. The Toyota Prius is certainly making a name for hybrid cars, and hopefully the buck won't stop with the Prius. Toyota probably has some other models of hybrids cars that are fast making there way to having top sales as well. .
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