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Prius, Volt Sales Shocker: September Best Ever

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Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

September sales of the Toyota Prius more than doubled compared to September of 2011, while Chevrolet’s hybrid-electric Volt had its best month ever. Volt sales were at 2,851 for the month, which brings the 2012 tally to 16,348 units. Even though General Motors beat the previous high sales month by only 20 units, a record is a record. Ironically, this biggest month in Volt’s history was accomplished during a short-term shutdown of Detroit’s Hamtramck plant, which began in the middle of last month. Overall, auto sales in the U.S. were up 14 percent for 2012, when compared to the first nine months of 2011.

Prius: Video

The following video is a complete walk-around review of the 2012 Prius C, noting the car’s 53 mpg city and 46 mpg highway marks, as well as the price range of approximately $19,000 to $23,000. These are all well-known facts to Prius fans, but for those who haven’t been following the vehicle’s celebrity trajectory in the automotive world, the latest sales stats for the car, and Toyota vehicles in general, might seem to be coming out of nowhere. In fact, Toyota has built its sales solidity on cars just like the one in this video.

Volt Data

Many Chevy dealers are attracted to the Volt because the car draws curious customers onto the lot. Buyers want to know more about the car, but perhaps end up buying something else. In any case, California has been the best state for Volt sales up to now, and Chevrolet is making efforts to back up the car with more national advertising. Figures for September auto sales just became available today.

For more about Toyota cars and trucks, see the Japanese automaker’s official website:
http://www.toyota.com

The latest on Chevy Volt is at the following site:
http://www.chevrolet.com/volt

Larry Bell writes about cars, gadgets, business, and history. He has been a professional writer and editor for over 20 years and enjoys all car-related topics, especially electric and hybrid vehicle news. Larry covers the auto industry for MPA and often reports live from the floor of major shows in Detroit, LA, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas and elsewhere.

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