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Hybrid Car Review: Prius Production Set for the US in Mississippi

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Prius Production Set for the US in Mississippi

Toyota announced they will begin building the Prius here in the US in late 2010. The Prius will be built at a new plant in Blue Springs, Miss. Considering the shortage of Prius in the US, that's good news.

It's not going to help anyone who's currently on a waiting list, but it will certainly help people looking for a Prius in 2011.

Right now, there's little chance of the shortage being alleviated in any large way. Toyota is building as many Prius as they can. There's a limit on the number of batteries and on other items they can't overcome overnight.

Toyota also announced they'd be cutting production on the Tundra and Sequoia. Production of the Highlander will be moved from Miss to Princeton, Ind to make room for the Prius. The move will delay the opening of the Mississippi plant by several months.

When the Camry Hybrid production was moved into the US, it freed up production of the Prius, leading to a huge rise in hybrid car sales. It's likely this move will create other openings.

Read about the reaction from the various plants from an AP report: Yahoo! News

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