Toyota Launches Online Order System For New Plug-in Prius

by Tiffany Rider, Staff Writer

The auto maker dominating the Southern California market recently announced the first phase of an online order system for its all-new plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., launched http://www.toyota.com/plugin on Earth Day, April 22, providing an online avenue for customers to get priority registration for the Prius Plug-in. The site offers customers first access to the online order system when it becomes available later this year.

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News In Brief

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

• EcoTerra Properties & Investments announced it has relocated from its Long Beach location to 408 Marina Dr. in Seal Beach. The grand opening was scheduled for Earth Day, April 22. The real estate company, owned by Trudy Kalush, specializes in advising clientele of environmentally friendly preferred options in home design and building.

• The California Association of Realtors announced increases in both median prices and homes sales throughout the state in March due to improvement in the overall economy and favorable market conditions. Sales of existing, single family detached homes, which closed escrow, increased 3.1 percent from the prior month and rose 1.5 percent over the prior year.

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