Apparently, all those flowers and talk of "harmony" in the first new Prius ad are working. According to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Toyota has received 75,000 orders or the 2010 Prius. Toyota is not confirming the number, which was mentioned in Automotive News (subs req'd). The Prius goes on sale in Japan on Monday, followed by European and U.S. sales later this year. Toyota sold 8,385 Priuses in April.
Honda says that it has sold abouat 20,000 units of the Prius' main competitor, the new Honda Insight, in the first three months that the vehicle has been on sale. Honda said in Februrary that it would increase production capacity so it could sell 200,000 copies of the Insight this year.
[Source: Automotive News (subs req'd)]