Camry hybrid built in Kentucky, what's up with the Highlander hybrid?
Toyota 'officially' announced that its Camry hybrid will be built in Kentucky today, which really isn't news since Toyota basically stated this as fact when it announced that the hybrid Camry would be built in the U.S. last month.
The real news about Toyota hybrid cars should be when will supply meet demand?
This month the Toyota Highlander hybrid went on sale, but it is almost impossible to find one at a dealer. If you can find one, the markups are insane. Currently, the 'Buy It' price on eBay is a staggering $47,000 on most Highlander hybrids.
According to the prices that Toyota announced, there are 4 models of Highlander hybrid, and the most expensive model has a sticker price of $39,290. Like the Prius hybrid, are consumers going to have to wait for a year or more before markups disappear?
While I believe 100% in hybrid technology, why should such big markups go to the dealers. If I have to pay that much extra for a vehicle, I'd rather have more of it go to Toyota Corporation, rather than a car salesman.