Toyota to build 1 million hybrids next year?

Toyota to build 1 million hybrids next year?

Toyota has found itself in the enviable position of being the global market leader in hybrid production, with more than 500,000 battery assisted cars and crossovers sold in 2009. The rest of the car industry is very far back, and apparently it’s going to become a lot tougher catch the world’s largest automaker in the next couple years.

Toyota is set to aim for one million global hybrid sales per year by 2011, twice as many as 2009 and many times more than any other automaker would dare dream of selling.

To get to a million hybrids sold, Toyota will likely need to increase the amount of hybrid-powered vehicles it sells while also increasing the amount facilities that produce hybrid vehicles and components. To cater for the production increase Toyota is expanding hybrid production to countries ranging from China and Thailand to the United States. Toyota is expected to build as many as 10 new hybrid vehicles for markets around the world.

One vehicle that could help Toyota meet its supposed goal of one million hybrids by 2011 is a production vehicle based on the FT-CH concept (pictured) from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The hybrid hatch is a bit smaller than the Prius, and could be a very frugal high-volume seller for Toyota.

Toyota has found itself in the enviable position of being the global market leader in hybrid production, with more than 500,000 battery assisted cars and crossovers sold in 2009. The rest of the car industry is very far back, and apparently it’s going to become a lot tougher catch the world’s largest automaker in the next couple years.

Toyota is set to aim for one million global hybrid sales per year by 2011, twice as many as 2009 and many times more than any other automaker would dare dream of selling.

To get to a million hybrids sold, Toyota will likely need to increase the amount of hybrid-powered vehicles it sells while also increasing the amount facilities that produce hybrid vehicles and components. To cater for the production increase Toyota is expanding hybrid production to countries ranging from China and Thailand to the United States. Toyota is expected to build as many as 10 new hybrid vehicles for markets around the world.

One vehicle that could help Toyota meet its supposed goal of one million hybrids by 2011 is a production vehicle based on the FT-CH concept (pictured) from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The hybrid hatch is a bit smaller than the Prius, and could be a very frugal high-volume seller for Toyota.

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