I called 2 of them them and they claim they are Demonstration cars and if they sell them they lose allocation for the rest of the year . Both had the same story so it appears to be the truth. GM is doing well , yet the stock drops. Toyota on the other hand receives bad news daily and the stock climbs. Reasons ?
<<Because people know Toyota will be here and gm won't.>>
The Japanese people and the Japanese Government. When shows red ink for the Quarter, they'll make a Promise the our Media will never hold them tooooooooooooo. Go back and read Toyota January 2011 promise about sales.
Toyota suffered more than most, its sales collapsing by an astonishing 69%, while its best seller, the Prius, saw its registrations down by 82% to only 4,876 units.
Toyota will be doubly upset to see Honda (Fit) taking the top slot. Worth noting is just how far ahead of the Prius it was. Its total of 8,574 sales shows that without the lavish incentives pressed into the pockets of buyers of hybrid cars throughout 2009 and 2010, the Prius, formerly way ahead of all comers (315,421 sales in 2010 versus 195,105 for the number two Suzuki Wagon R), continues to fade.