Toyota's new Prius orders outpace target by 8 times

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TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday orders for its second-generation Prius hybrid sedan reached around 11,000 units in the first two weeks of sale, outpacing its target by about eight times. The world's third-biggest auto maker aims to sell 3,000 of the cars a month, or 36,000 a year, in Japan where it went on sale on September 1. "Orders have come from wide-ranging age groups, from under-30s and over-60s," Japan's top auto maker said in a statement. Sales ...

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