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Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda hybrids passes 1 million units

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announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached 12 years and 11 months after the start of sales of the first generation Insight in Japan November 1999, which realized fuel economy of 35 km/liter (82.3 Toyota hit the 1-million mark for cumulative global hybrid sales at the end of May 2007 ( earlier post ), and has since rocketed past 4 million cumulative units.

Prius Top Selling Car in Japan in May

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Toyota’s new Prius was Japan’s top-selling vehicle in May, according to new car sales rankings —excluding minicars with displacements of less than 660 cc—released by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA). Prius sales in Japan by month since January 2007.

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Prius Accounts for 10% of All New Passenger Car Sales in Japan in November

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Toyota’s Prius maintained its top spot in Japan new passenger car sales in November for the seventh month in a row, posting 26,815 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Monthly sales of the Prius in Japan since 2007.

Honda to Begin Sales of CR-Z and Fit Hybrids in Japan in 2010

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confirmed plans to begin sales in Japan of the CR-Z sporty hybrid model in February 2010 and Fit Hybrid before the end of 2010. The CR-Z concept car made its world debut at the 40 th Tokyo Motor Show in 2007. The Fit was Japan’s top-selling model from January-June this year, with 65,589 units sold. The Prius is in second place for the same period in Japan, with 51,410 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

Honda confirm CR-Z hybrid production

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Honda’s new CEO, Takanobu Ito has today announced plans to begin sales in Japan of the CR-Z sports hybrid model in February 2010. The start date for EU sales of the new hybrid coupe will be released towards the end of 2009.