Toyota Will Make Prius in US

Swap at SUV plant shows how fast industry is adjusting to fuel costs, demand
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2008 5:00 PM CDT
Unsold 2007 Solaras sit at a Toyota dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo., on Sunday, March 25, 2007.    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Toyota plans to start producing its super-popular Prius hybrid in the US, Wired reports. With inventories overwhelmed by demand, the firm will move production lines to a Mississippi plant intended to produce SUVs. The factory won’t make its first Prius until 2010, but with no sign of abating gas prices, Toyota is betting hybrid demand will be even higher then. (Read more Prius stories.)