Worldwide ‘Prius’ Sales Top 3-Million Mark
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced that the worldwide cumulative sales of the “Prius”, gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle passed the 3-million mark as on June 2013.
In 1997, TMC launched the Prius, which was the world’
The third generation Prius was launched in India in 2010. Since becoming the world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in 1997, the Prius has received worldwide acclaim.
Since the development of the first-generation Prius, TMC has positioned hybrid technology as a core technology required for the development of various types of environment-
TMC will continue to conduct R&D for the development of hybrid and other cutting-edge technologies and achieve sustainable growth by deploying these technologies across the globe.
Last year, hybrid vehicles accounted for 14 percent of TMC’s global vehicle sales and 40 percent of its vehicle sales in Japan. As of this month, TMC sells 19 hybrid passenger car models and one plug-in hybrid model in approximately 80 countries and regions around the world, and between now and December 2015, TMC will launch a total of 18 new hybrid vehicles worldwide and is committed to augmenting its product lineup even further and increasing the number of countries and regions where it sells hybrid vehicles. This expansion is based on TMC’s ultimate objective of promoting hybrid vehicles as a mass market adoption option and its underlying philosophy that environment-
Toyota Prius Sales (based on TMC data) (Unit = 1 vehicle)
First Generation - Second Generation - Third Generation*2 - Cumulative Total
(Dec.1997–Aug. 2003)-(Sep. 2003–Dec. 2011*1)-(Since May 2009)-(Dec. 1997–May 2013)
Total - 123,000 - 1,192,000 - 1,688,000 - 3,002,000*3
Japan - 65,000 - 360,000 - 899,000 - 1,325,000
Outside Japan - 57,000 - 831,000 - 788,000 - 1,677.000*3
North America - 52,000 - 683,000 - 600,000 - 1,335,000*3
Europe - 4,000 - 123,000 - 134,000 - 262,000
Other - 500 - 24,000 - 53,000 - 79,000
*1With the launch in Japan of the third-generation Prius in May 2009, the second-generation Prius was sold as the “PriusEX”. Production ended in December 2011; *2Prius only (not including the “Prius α / Prius v / Prius +”, “Aqua / Prius c” or the “Prius PHV”); *3Sum of cumulative total through the end of May 2013 and June sales volume in the United States.
*Measured using the 10-15 test cycle of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
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Overview of TKM:
Company name - Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Managing Director - Hiroshi Nakagawa
Equity participation - TMC: 89%, Kirloskar group: 11%
Number of employees - Approx. 6,000 +
Land area - Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area - 74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity - Upto 3,10,000 units
Overview of TKM 1st Plant
Established - October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location - Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State
Products - Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India. Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Installed Production capacity - Upto 1,00,000 units
Overview of TKM 2nd Plant
Location - On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)
Products - Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, New Camry
Start of production - December 2010
Installed Production capacity - Upto 2,10,000 units
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