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Toyota to bring out smaller, larger Prius models

A Toyota Motor Corp. worker checks a newly-assembled Prius at Toyota Tsutsumi Plant in Toyota, Japan. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Toyota Motor Corp. will sell two variants of the Prius hybrid in the U.S. by the end of 2012, a larger and smaller version, according to two dealers who were briefed about the news.

One Prius will boast 50 percent more interior space and storage than the current model with the smaller one closer in size to the Yaris, said the dealers, who declined to be named because the matter is private. Get the full story »