Thursday, 5th August 2010
In Business In Japan,
Toyota Prius tops selling list for 15th month in a row
The Toyota Prius hybrid has topped the best selling car list in Japan for the 15th month in a row, new figures have shown.
According to the Associated Press, Toyota - the world's biggest car maker - has now shifted more than 2.68 million hybrids around the world, a million of which have been sold in Japan.
Japanese drivers are currently able to benefit from tax breaks and other financial incentives if they buy a green car, which could be helping to further boost the Prius' popularity in the country.
Toyota has been hit by a series of high-profile safety scandals which have seen it recall millions of motors around the world. Problems with faulty accelerators are thought to have contributed to a number of car accident deaths in the US and the head of the firm, Akio Toyoda, was called before US Congress to explain the company's quality control measures.