Prius tops Japan February sales amid Toyota woes

TOKYO (AP) - The Prius hybrid remains the top selling car in
Japan despite Toyota's global recall woes, according to industry
numbers for February.
The Japan Automobile Dealers Association released data on
Thursday that showed Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius was No. 1 on the
sales rankings for vehicle nameplates last month, with more than
27,000 sold.
The Prius has now been Japan's top-selling model for 10 straight
months.
Its sales are getting a lift from tax breaks and other
government incentives plus the car's reputation for delivering
superb mileage by switching between a gasoline engine and an
electric motor.


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