• May 4, 2011
2011 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's that time of month again: April 2011 sales in the U.S. have been counted up, including, of course, hybrid vehicles. It's worth pointing out that quake-related shortages have impacted the supply of most hybrid models.

History repeats itself with the Toyota Prius, once again, perched atop the gas-electric segment, racking up 12,477 sales in April. The Honda Insight retained second place with 2,644 units sold. The Honda CR-Z and Ford Fusion Hybrid finished the month in third and fourth places, respectively, while the Lexus RX 450h climbed the charts, landing in fifth place.

Meanwhile, sales of the Lexus CT 200h slipped from 2,199 units in March, to just 875 in April. The typically low-selling Lexus HS 250h fared even worse, with sales ringing in at 279 units, a 75-percent drop compared to March – again, due at least in part to the earthquake in Japan.

Looking for all the details? Head on over to Hybrid Cars for a model-by-model breakdown of hybrid, clean diesel and plug-in vehicle sales for April 2011.

Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Hybrid Cars]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Hours Ago
      Perhaps it's a reflection of everyone having no money to spend after April 15th (Tax Day--hint, hint).
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 9 Hours Ago
      Too bad Detroit is not smart enough to make a Prius killer :/
        • 9 Hours Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        A) They either can't or B) working with oil companies is their specialty. I'd say it's a bit of both.
        • 9 Hours Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Pull down your American flag while you buy imports.
          • 9 Hours Ago
          pull down your american flag when you vote republican.
      • 9 Hours Ago
      Since it's mostly quake-related, I suppose there'll be a spike right after.