Hybrid-electric vehicle sales in the United States remain a one-horse race.
Make that a one-stable race. Toyota Motor Corp. still dominates the segment. But even Toyota's sales numbers are down for hybrid SUVs.
Through the first 10 months of the year, hybrid sales have jumped 26.2 percent to 266,182 vehicles compared with the year-earlier period.
So far this year, 81.3 percent of all hybrids sold were Toyotas. The Prius is the company's stud.
The Prius accounts for 56.5 percent of all hybrids sold in the United States this year, up from 42.5 percent a year earlier. Next in line among all vehicles is the Toyota Camry Hybrid, accounting for 13.4 percent of hybrids sold this year.
General Motors and Nissan Motor Co. do not report hybrid sales, but neither would be a contender for the crown. The hybrid version of the Nissan Altima is not sold in all 50 states.
Honda is selling hybrids at the second-largest volume so far this year, as it did last year. But its sales are falling.
Honda Accord sales are down 38.0 percent this year. Civic Hybrid sales are off 2.0 percent. Honda cut the hybrid version from the Accord lineup during the 2007 model year.
Analysts say the Accord Hybrid wasn't received as well as the Camry Hybrid because of the high sticker price for a moderate fuel economy improvement and because it looked like a standard Accord with nothing more than a hybrid badge on the rear of the car.