Toyota has announced that it will no longer build new Prius models.
Toyota announced the news at the Detroit auto show.
The company will continue to sell the Corolla and Corolla Plug-in hybrid models, but it will be “continuing to explore the possibility of bringing back a new generation of Prius vehicles, depending on market conditions,” the company said.
The announcement comes on the heels of the announcement that Toyota will build the next-generation Corolla.
But, with the current Prius sales up only 4% in the U.S. and 6% in Europe, Toyota’s strategy could be to build cars based on the best-selling model in the United States.
At the same time, Toyota will be selling the Corolla Plug-In hybrid.