PHOTO CAPTION: 2012 Toyota Prius PHEV electric hybrid

Prius PHV Is Best-Selling Plug-In Hybrid in UK for 2012

Despite three month sales lead by competing Vauxhall Ampera, Prius PHV outsold GM's European version of the Volt.

Published: 09-Jan-2013

SLOUGH, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 7, 2013: Sales figures announced today confirmed Prius Plug-in as the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the UK. The car achieved 470 sales from its launch date in July 2012, outselling its nearest rival, Vauxhall Ampera, despite it being on sale since April, 3 months longer than the Toyota.

This result is just part of a strong year for Toyota hybrid sales. Overall, the brand sold 12,840 hybrid vehicles, an increase of 15.2 per cent compared to 2011.

In 2012, the hybrid range expanded from two to five vehicles: Yaris Hybrid, 7-seat Prius+ and Prius Plug-in were added to the existing Prius and Auris Hybrid. New Auris Hybrid, launched in December, is the latest model to feature a full hybrid powertrain, returning fuel economy of 76.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 87g/km.


2012 Toyota Prius PHV reportedly gets 95 MPGe compared to Volt's 94 MPGe

Toyota claims in both electric mode and hybrid, the Prius PHV offers better overall energy efficiency.

Toyota Prus PHV qualifies for both $1,500 rebate and HOV lane access.

Plug-in Prius also eligible for California's $1,500 rebate on first come, first served basis.

2012 Toyota Prius C is rated at 53 mpg in city driving.

In its first three days on the market, it sold 1,201 units, outpacing sales of both Volt and Leaf for entire month of February 2012.


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