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Toyota Motor Corp. has received as of Wednesday about 2,000 orders for its newly developed Prius, the world’s first mass produced hybrid car, the company announced Friday.

The Prius, powered by both an electric motor and a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, went on sale for 2.15 million yen Wednesday. The orders have already topped Toyota’s initial sales target of 1,000 units per month.

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