Toyota Prius- the leader in hybrid segment
Almost 15 years ago when Toyota Motors rolled out the Prius, it was considered as an odd niche car but now this odd hybrid has transformed into a mainstream hit in the first quarter on account of the demands and incentives of US in Japan. Experts suggest that the sales and ranking of Toyota Prius proves that the car was not a fluke and there is big and long-lasting demand of hybrid cars. The government is offering rebates of around 100,000 yen or $1,258 from a 300 billion yen fund that is specifically set for cars that include the Prius hatchback, plug-in, wagon and Aqua subcompact. The price tag for the Toyota Prius in Japan is around 2.5 million yen and around $25,000 in the US. The Aqua subcompact is the best-selling car in Japan at the moment which tripled the first quarter sales of the Toyota Prius family to 175,080 units against 52,507 units last year.