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#2737 of 5290 Re: American Honda sells 100,000 Hybrids [yerth10]
Sep 01, 2005 (1:55 pm)
The press release looks like a stock promotion scheme. To actually realize the hybrid synergy drive in production cars required a massive investment by the Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyota lost money on each Prius for a while. From a newsletter consider this item.
At the 2003 Detroit Motor Show.
G. Richard Wagoner, the CEO of General Motors, boasted the
company would be marketing hybrid-electric vehicles from the
year-end and would sell a million of them in 2007. But the years
passed without a single full-scale hybrid-electric vehicle rolling
off a GM assembly line. Meanwhile Japanese automakers steadily
gained a foothold in the hybrid-electric vehicle market.
#2738 of 5290 Re: Aug-2005 - Highest Hybrid Sales [yerth10]
Sep 01, 2005 (1:56 pm)
That's interesting. IIRC Lexus only expected to sell 12,000 units yearly. Based on August sales, it appears they will sell a bit more if you use that as a monthly benchmark. I also think the Civic sales will increase a great deal as the new model is really a big improvement over the previous model.
#2739 of 5290 Driving aPrius in snow
Sep 01, 2005 (7:23 pm)
I live in Lansing , Michigan and considering buying a Prius. I need an honest answer as to its ability to drive in the snow. Is the front wheel drive ample to get around in a snowy climate vs an all wheel drive or four wheel drive vehicle? Thanks to anyone who can help.
#2740 of 5290 Re: Driving aPrius in snow [larry35]
Sep 01, 2005 (7:33 pm)
Hi Larry! A number of people have asked the same question in the Toyota Prius 2004+ discussion. If you click on the link, you can post your question there and/or once in the discussion use the "search this discussion box" in the upper right just above the messages and type in 'snow'. There are plenty of posts about the Prius in snow that I'm sure you will find very helpful.
And by the way - welcome to the Forums!