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Report: Toyota Prius V launch delayed in Japan due to earthquake

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Mar 23rd, 2011 at 10:29AM

The new-for-2012 Prius V was scheduled to go on sale in Japan at the end of April, but Automotive News reports that production delays stemming from the March 11 earthquake have pushed that date back a bit. In Toyota's official statement regarding the delay, the company notes plant closings, supply chain issues and damage to Japanese Toyota dealerships as primary reasons. Japan is slated to get both five- and seven-seat versions of the new Prius MPV. We'll only be seeing the five-passenger configuration here in the United States, and European markets are scheduled to get the seven-seat... Read More

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