NEW YORK (AP) - A dealer briefed on the plans says Toyota will roll out two new cars under the Prius name by next year, as the automaker aims to turn its popular hybrid into a family of vehicles.
Adam Lee, president of the Lee Auto Malls dealership chain in Maine, says the automaker will begin selling a Prius station wagon starting next summer as either a 2011 or 2012 model. It will sell a plug-in Prius that can get 30 miles on a charge starting later in the year.
He was briefed on the plans by the manager of his Toyota store who attended a dealer meeting.
Toyota spokesman Sam Butto confirmed Toyota will expand its Prius lineup, but would not comment on specific plans.