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Toyota has announced it has reached a milestone with its first hybrid production vehicle, the Toyota Prius, which has just hit the two million sales mark.

Since its launch in 1997, the petrol-electric car had shifted about 2,012,000 units, the company said. The Prius is currently a hot-seller in over 70 countries, especially in Japan and North America.
The Prius has steadily grown popular worldwide, selling 285,700 units in 2008 and 404,200 in 2009. It has already sold 401,300 units in the first nine months this year, the company said.
One factor behind this exceptional sell of the Prius could be the rising awareness of global warming. In recent years, the price of petrol has also increased significantly.