Proving that it isn’t just a fluke for the greenies, the Toyota Prius because one of the ten best selling cars in May, according to figures compiled by J. D. Power and Associates.
24,000 of the Prius were sold that month, which put it at number nine on the sales charts. That means its sales have tripled in just one year.
Moreover, many of the buyers were trading in bigger cars. In January, fully a third of Prius buyers traded another compact, such as a Civic. But in may, only one in five Prius buyers was trading a compact car as part of the deal.
No wonder Toyota just announced plans for a second line of hybrid vehicles.