Featured Toyota Prius dropped in Australia after 21 years

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  1. myPriusAcct

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    From the article.

    "After 21 years and four generations, the Toyota Prius hybrid hatchback has been axed from Australian showrooms.

    Drive understands no new examples will be imported, and fewer than 10 remain in the national dealer network.

    Toyota did not provide a reason for the decision, however poor sales appears to have forced its hand."


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    Toyota Prius axed in Australia after 21 years - Drive
     
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    Is it just lack of demand, or:

    Could it be an early sign of trade war between Japan and Australia?

    Could it be a sign that future iterations of Prius are gonna be cut in other regions to?

    Could it be a sign that Toyota's SE Asia Market is next area outside of China they plan to focus EV production?
     
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    Australia has a number of similar hybrids: What is a Hybrid Car & How It Works | Electrified | Toyota AU

    Fuel economies and Sydney base prices are below:

    Yaris: 3.3L/100km ($32,771)
    Corolla hatch: 4.2L/100km ($31,039)
    Corolla sedan: 3.6L/100km ($31,039)
    Camry: 4.7L/100km ($37,485)
    Prius: 3.4L/100km ($42,339) <- found your problem.
     
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