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Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius was the best-seller in the April-September period in Japan, becoming the first hybrid to top the sales rankings for the six-month period, industry bodies said Tuesday.

Sales of the gasoline-electric car increased more than threefold from a year earlier to 116,298 units thanks to government tax breaks for purchases of fuel-efficient vehicles, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and the Japan Mini Vehicles Association.

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