Toyota New Zealand Motor Corp. says it has sold about 70 of its hybrid-powered Prius cars since October and expects sales to grow due to soaring fuel prices. The 1.5L gas/electric car sells in New Zealand for NZ$43,500 ($26,477) and now faces competition from Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s hybrid 1.3L gas/electric Civic launched in March. So far, about 20 Civic Hybrids have been sold in New Zealand. The car bases at NZ$33,000 ($20,086). Honda Marketing Manager Graeme Meyer says he expects high ...

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