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U.S. Prius faces delay

Automotive New reports on Toyota's changing production schedule for the new Prius.

Automotive News

TOKYO--Nothing's sacred at Toyota in this financial environment.

Not even the Prius.

Plans to make the hybrid at the company's new plant in Mississippi are being reviewed by a task force. U.S. sales of the redesigned Prius had been scheduled to begin in mid-2009, with imports from Japan. U.S. production of the Prius, originally scheduled to begin in 2010, could be pushed back to 2011 or later, Japan's Nikkei newspaper reported Friday. Toyota Motor confirmed the committee is reviewing all future products.

(Source: Automotive News)