Toyota’s Prius topped Japan sales rankings in July for the 15th consecutive month, getting a perk from incentives for green cars and helping Japanese sales of Toyota hybrid models reach a million vehicles.
Toyota Motor Corporation announces that cumulative sales in Japan of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 1-million mark, while more than 2.68 million units have been sold globally as of July 31, 2010.
Currently, nine Toyota-produced hybrid passenger vehicle models and three hybrid commercial vehicle models are sold in Japan and a total of eight passenger hybrid models overseas.
Sales of hybrids have been brisk in recent years because of high gasoline prices and increasing public awareness of global warming.
It has continued to sell well despite a number of high-profile safety scandals which have seen the quality control checks put in place by Toyota come under fierce scrutiny.
A problem with faulty accelerators is thought to have contributed to a number of road traffic accident deaths within the US and Toyota has recalled millions of vehicles over the past few months.