Toyota Prius Plug-in Launch Delayed in Japan

By Larry E. Hall Toyota announced it has delayed the launch of the Prius plug-in hybrid for the Japan market.
Previously, the automaker had said that it would begin sales of the plug-in model in Japan in the fall and that the car would become available in North America and Europe in late fall.
No specific reasons for the delay were stated, but spokesperson Kayo Doi told reporters in Japan generally that the company is being careful.
“We decided we want to take our time and more care before starting mass manufacturing,” said Doi.
A spokesman told Automotive News that the company will reduce initial production, but

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