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U.S. hybrid sales up 27.3 per cent in January

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Washington, D.C. - Sales of hybrid vehicles in the U.S. in January 2008 climbed 27.3 per cent over January 2007 to 22,392 units, according to a report by the Green Car Congress. That number does not include hybrid sales figures from GM, which does not report them separately.

The reported sales represent 2.14 per cent of the more than 1.04 million new vehicles sold in the U.S. in January. According to figures from Autodata, total new light-duty vehicle sales in January declined 4.2 per cent from January 2007, with total passenger car sales declining 2.3 per cent and total light truck sales dropping by 6.1 per cent.

The Toyota Prius posted best-ever January sales of 11,379 units, an increase of 37.1 per cent over January 2007. The Camry Hybrid reported sales of 3,750 units, up 33.9 per cent and representing 11.9 per cent of all Camry models sold. The Highlander Hybrid sold 2,143 units, an increase of 18.4 per cent and 17.4 per cent of all Highlander models sold.

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So, do u expect this to be a trend this whole year ?
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