TOKYO — Having passed its Prius sales target by nearly half in 1998, Toyota Motor Corp. will be hard-pressed to do an encore in 1999 — though 35% sales growth is not a bad target. Toyota President Hiroshi Okuda says the automaker plans to sell 24,000 units this year, up from last year's 17,653. Cumulative sales through December were 17,976 units. The Prius, the industry's first mass-produced “hybrid” car, was launched in December 1997. “We are currently limited by capacity to around ...

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