Featured Toyota Prius Prime Was U.S.’ #1 Selling Plug-In Hybrid In 2018

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  1. Tideland Prius

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    Now if they’d only start selling 2019’s in 2019:cool:.
     
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    it's hard not to be first in a race with no competitors
     
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    Ioniq PHEV would provide some competition but Hyundai continues to restrict supply here to a trickle. My parents picked up one a few months ago and really like it.
     
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    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/761090607/overview/

    Can’t have enough of a good thing...
    39 in stock nationwide,

    Best selling but lukewarm reply with cold feet.

    Makes you wonder if 2019.5 or 2020 is in the works for some reason.
     
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    yeah, one gets the feeling that manufacturers are not feeling the profit love.

    congrats to toyota for sticking with it
     
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    Open Road Toyota Port Moody currently has zero Prius and eight Primes.
     
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    can't give em away
     
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    When I was getting some bulk oil the service writer mentioned he was driving one, I assume loaner/demo status.
     
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    any rebates/dicounts there? that's pretty much the only way you can sell one
     
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    I don't see any mention. Before you fall out of your seat, these are CDN $'s:

    New Car Inventory | OpenRoad Toyota Port Moody

    There's at least another $2K to get to the everything but sales tax price...

    (Weird how they're all either 20 or 90 km on the odo.)

    Addendum: yeah at least $2K. I remember back in 2010 they first print out a bill-of-sale with Documentation "included". Then reprinted it and surprise surprise: $295. I raised a stink, and they took it off, muttering that it was highly irregular. I see in eight years or so that's morphed to $495, even stinkier.

    This is one of the cheap one, 40K CDN out the door. :rolleyes:

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    Just playing a mind game, I thought: what would I do, if the offer was our 2010, with 79K kms, babied, for a Prime, even trade? Outcome: I'd pass.
     
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    Officially, Toyota Canada no longer includes the documentation fee. Prior when we bought our 2010s, it was explicitly mentioned that it was included on toyota.ca, now it is not. It is set at $495.

    Keep in mind that that price excludes the $2,500 Clean Energy Vehicle rebate off the after tax total, so it’s $37,200.

    @bisco , some provinces have rebates. BC offers $2,500 for the Prime and Quebec offers $4,000.
     
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    Autotrader says 46 '19s and 732 '18s.
     
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    Which one fines buyers? Ontario?

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    lol... They had $7k off a Prime which was reduced to about $5k then the new Premier canned it. PEI offered rebates when hybrids where still a new thing but I don't think they offer EV rebates.
     
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    Says 60 today, talk about an exponential delivery rate!
     
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    "Honda made monumental strides in 2018 with its Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. It outsold its number one rival — the Toyota Prius Prime — in October and December. Now, January brings another win for the Clarity PHEV. Based on official reports from both automakers, Honda sold 1,196 Clarity Plug-In Hybrids in January compared to Toyota’s 1,123 Primes delivered."
     
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    I prefer a graphical representation for 2018. In the past, I would do a last four months to spot trends (source: Monthly Plug-In EV Sales Scorecard):

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    • Tesla Model 3 ramp up appeared to have leveled off Prime sales.
    • Leaf took it on the chin.
    • Death watch: Volt
    • Circling the drain: Bolt
    Yes the Clarity has improved its market share. Yet we have this curious phenomena that the Prime is not available in all regions.

    Bob Wilson
     
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