Toyota Prius Posts New Sales Record in the UK

In a weird and impossible way to understand, Toyota Prius sales are continuously increasing in certain markets around the world, in spite of all reports presenting dramatic crashes caused by the vehicle's stuck accelerator pedal. Today's example comes from the United Kingdom, a country in which the Prius posted a new sales record last month.

Now, don't get too excited because a new record actually means that Toyota sold a total of 538 units in February. We're not going to comment on these results or on any of Toyota's statement regarding this matter, but here's what the Japanese manufacturer has to say on this topic.

"The Toyota Prius February sales total of 538 units serves as further proof that UK motorists have faith in Toyota quality and reliability and acknowledge the real-world benefits delivered by Hybrid Synergy Drive."

For the sake of comparison, we'll tell you that this February's figures are more than double as compared to the same month of the previous year when only 237 Priuses were sold.

Obviously, Toyota is trying anything that's possible to bring its cars back in the best-selling vehicles top, but all efforts seem to be counterbalanced by accidents and crashes involving the Prius.

Today, it has emerged that a woman driving a Prius on a New York driveway hit a wall after the accelerator pedal got stuck. Fortunately, she suffered only non life-threatening injuries but, on the other hand, this is a new sign that faulty models are still out there, putting the life of their drivers at risk.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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