Prius (Toyota)

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Sep 16, 2022

On September 15, 2022, Thailand’s Supreme Court announced that Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. (TMT) has to pay the government THB 10 billion (around USD 272.1 million) in extra taxes regarding importing components not subject to a reduced tariff.
The court was handling an appeal against a 2019 ruling that TMT must pay duties on some parts imported from Japan for the Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid model assembled in Thailand between 2010 and 2012. The court agreed with the previous decision that the imported items should be treated as CKD kits, with an 80% tariff rate, instead of as auto parts, meaning they were not qualified for a lowered rate of 30% under a Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA).
TMT, meanwhile, respects this Supreme Court’s ruling, though stating that the company did rely on the JTEPA to import Prius parts at a lower tax rate.
(From Toyota Thailand press release and an article of Bangkok Post on September 15, 2022)

Aug 16, 2022

Announced on August 11, 2022, the official figures from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) shows that, as of end of June 2022, there are already 1,013 total electrified vehicles sold in the local market, surpassing the 2021 total volume of 843 and 2020's 378. Of the figure recorded in the first 6 months of 2022, 962 units are Toyota and Lexus models. This means that Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) noted around 95% of local electrified vehicle users driving an electrified model from its Toyota and Lexus lines.

At present, Toyota and Lexus offer the widest range of HEVs in the Philippines with multiple variants across 10 models, including Toyota's Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross, Prius, Camry, and RAV4 plus, as well as Lexus' IS, ES, LS, NX and RX.
(From Toyota Motor Philippines press release on August 11, 2022)

Aug 10, 2022

On August 9, 2022, Toyota Motor Corporation announced it suspended operations on production line No.1 at Tsutsumi plant for the second shift on August 9, due to COVID-19 infections of 16 employees since August 8.
The Tsutsumi plant, located in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, produces Corolla, Prius, and Prius PHV.
(Toyota press release on August 9, 2022)
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