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Pre-Orders in Japan for 2010 Prius to Top 80,000 By Debut on Monday

Nikkei. Pre-orders in Japan for the 2010 Prius have topped 75,000 and are expected to surpass 80,000 by Sunday. The third-generation Prius debuts in Japan on Monday. The pre-release order total is the highest-ever for the auto industry there.

The third-generation Prius starts at 2.05 million yen, making it considerably cheaper than its predecessor. All four of Toyota’s dealership chains will offer the new version, whereas only two carry the current one.

The bullish report reversed a five-day decline in Toyota’s share price.

Comments

HarveyD

This is some major feast for Toyota. The Prius III seems to be a great winner already. No wonder so many buyers delayed their purchase of Prius II to get Prius III 2010.

To bad it may not be available in our area for another 6+ months.

Will Toyo be able to meet demands for the Prius III.

When will pre-orders for the Prius III-PHEV be accepted?

Reel$$

Hmmm... Looks like making money is back in style again. After the brief foray into central planning.

Arne

"The third-generation Prius starts at 2.05 million yen, making it considerably cheaper than its predecessor."

Wtf? I ordered one. Here in Europe it is more expensive than the previous model! Are we subsidizing the Japanese?

HarveyD: "To bad it may not be available in our area for another 6+ months."

Where do you live? Mine was ordered in April and will be delivered in July. Sooner than I expected :-). Europe usually comes last after Japan and the US.

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