Early reports coming out of Toyota are that the 2010 Prius is primed for big sales. There are already 80,000 global orders for the Prius, and some reports (which Toyota has so far denied) have 110,000 orders of the King of Hybrids. Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco says the company is "considering steps to increase production to meet demand." Meanwhile, rumors have been flying that Prius facilities were back on overtime, with reports from the Kyodo News saying that Toyota has increased Prius production from 43,000 units to 50,000. Toyota has squashed those rumors so far, but if the brisk demand for the 2010 Prius remains steady, increased production is all but inevitable.
[Source: The Detroit News]