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October 2019: Toyota Motor North America

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I remember when Prius sold over 20,000 a month, now it is down to 6,000 and outsold by the Rav4 Hybrid.  That Prius is crazy ugly, I don't know they even bother, just pump up marketing of the Corolla and Camry Hybrid and let them take the sales.  Or make Prius a Crossover coupe hybrid and the buying public will go wild.

4Runner is older than dirt and still selling strong, I don't get it.   Lexus can kill the GS, RC, IS and just concede that market to the Germans, they lost.

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On 11/1/2019 at 7:58 PM, balthazar said:

EVERY lexus car is irrelevant, sales-wise, except the vanilla ES.

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