Toyota to Enter Plug-in Market with Prius Model


Chicago Tribune - March 24, 2011

Toy­ota has pro­duced only one mod­el from the Prius plat­form in the past 10 years, the Prius sedan. Soon there will be four mod­els: the reg­u­lar, third-gen­er­a­tion Prius sedan cur­rent­ly offered; the Prius V, which is basi­cal­ly a Prius sta­tion wag­on; the Prius C, which is a sporty hatch­back, and the Prius PHV, or “Plug-in Hybrid Vehi­cle.” Toy­ota has had 84 ear­ly pro­to­type Prius PHVs on the road since Feb­ru­ary.