15 Feb '12, 1pm

Toyota will boost production of Prius compact to meet high demand

Toyota will boost production of Prius compact to meet high demand

will increase the production rate of its new compact version of its Prius hybrid in order to meet Japanese demand that may be 10 times that of its current supply, Green Car Congress reports, citing the Japan-based publication Nikkei . The world's biggest maker of hybrids will increase production capacity for the Aqua – known as the Prius C in the U.S. – within the next three months, the website said, citing a Nikkei interview with Toyota Senior Managing Officer Takeshi Shirane. The executive said that Toyota may produce the Aqua at Central Motor's factory in Miyagi Prefecture. Central Motor is one of three companies being merged into Toyota Motor East Japan Inc. this summer. Earlier this month, Hybrid Cars, again citing the Nikkei, reported that Toyota received about 120,000 orders for the Aqua from Dec. 26 - 31, the first days the car was available to the Japanese public....

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