Toyota Sells Six Million Hybrids

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From one controversial vehicle, an idea that looked like it should never work, Toyota's idea of creating the gasoline-electric sandwich has caught on.
Launched in 1997, the Toyota Prius is pretty much synonymous with hybrids. It's also a best seller in places like California or Japan. Global cumulative Prius sales reached the milestone 1 million vehicle mark in May 2008, 2 million in September 2010, and passed the 3 million mark in June 2013.

It's not alone though. Toyota and its luxury sub-brand Lexus sell a lot of other hybrid models. In Europe, the Auris hatchback is catching on, while Americans buy a lot of Camrys. The demand for these electrified models is so high that Toyota has now reached six million hybrids globally.

The announcement came yesterday, after the Japanese automaker finished adding up December 2013 sales figures. In total, 6.072 million hybrids have been sold as of the end of 2013. The interesting things is, since a lot of Toyotas have hybrid version, this latest milestone was reached just nine months after the last one, five million units.
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