WASHINGTON – Although mired in the present slumping market along with most other auto makers, Toyota Motor Corp. is focused on an expanded hybrid future, says Don Esmond, senior vice president of automotive operations of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. The fact the iconic Prius hybrid-electric vehicle is Toyota’s No.3 bestseller, after the Camry and Corolla, strengthens this position. “Our focus is on hybrids short term, but we’re not going to take our eyes off everything else,” Esmond ...

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