• Kyodo News


The Toyota Prius outsold all other cars in Japan in June, even minivehicles, posting sales of 22,292 units, industry groups said Monday, as government tax breaks and other subsidies helped boost demand for fuel-efficient automobiles.

It is the first time the gasoline-electric hybrid, including both old and new models, has reached the No. 1 spot, topping even the ever-popular minivehicles, which have engines no bigger than 660cc.

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