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The number of all light vehicles sold declined about 18% from 2007 to 2008, while the number of hybrid vehicles sold declined about 11%. Five new hybrid models were sold in 2008; other than those, the only hybrid model that sold more in 2008 than in 2007 was the Nissan Altima. Despite the downturn in sales, the Toyota Prius continues to dominate hybrid sales.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sales by Model, 1999-2008
Graph showing the hybrid electric vehicle sales by model from 1999 to 2008. There was an 11% decline in sales from 2007 to 2008. For more detailed information, see the table below.

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sales by Model, 1999-2008
Vehicle 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total
Honda Insight 17 3,788 4,726 2,216 1,200 583 666 722 0 0 13,918
Toyota Prius   5,562 15,556 20,119 24,600 53,991 107,897 106,971 181,221 158,574 674,491
Honda Civic       13,700 21,800 25,571 25,864 31,251 32,575 31,297 182,058
Ford Escape           2,993 18,797 20,149 21,386 17,173 80,498
Honda Accord           1,061 16,826 5,598 3,405 196 27,086
Lexus RX400h             20,674 20,161 17,291 15,200 73,326
Toyota Highlander             17,989 31,485 22,052 19,441 90,967
Mercury Mariner             998 3,174 3,722 2,329 10,223
Lexus GS 450h               1,784 1,645 678 4,107
Toyota Camry               31,341 54,477 46,272 132,090
Nissan Altima                 8,388 8,819 17,207
Saturn Vue                 4,403 2,920 7,323
Lexus LS600hL                 937 907 1,844
Saturn Aura                 772 285 1,057
Chevy Tahoe                   3,745 3,745
GMC Yukon                   1,610 1,610
Chevy Malibu                   2,093 2,093
Cadillac Escalade                   801 801
Chrysler Aspen                   46 46
Total 17 9,350 20,282 36,035 47,600 84,199 209,711 252,636 352,274 312,386 1,288,764

Source: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies Center,

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