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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Major milestone for Prius sales

2010-10-08 10:08

BEST SELLER: Total sales of the popular Toyota Prius have just exceeded the 2 million unit mark.

Global sales of Toyota’s Prius petrol-electric hybrid have topped two-million, the automaker has announced.

The Prius, now in its third generation, was launched in 1997 and about 2.012-million cars had been sold by September 2010.

Based on these figures, Toyota calculates it has saved around 11-million tonnes of CO2 emissions compared to petrol-only cars of a similar size and power. The current Prius, according to the company, emits only 89g/km of CO2.

The car is sold in more than 70 countries and hybrid power is considered a key component of Toyota’s development of more-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.

Toyota is hoping to sell a minimum of a million hybrid cars per year within the next 10 years.

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