With well over a million hybrid vehicles sold in the United States alone, Toyota is currently sitting pretty as the undeniable world leader in gas/electric vehicles, and the 2010 Prius looks ready to cement that image even further. It's no secret that the Japanese automaker has big plans in store for its hybrid technology – it's repeatedly stated that it plans to offer hybrid versions of every model it makes. Therefore, news that the automaker is working on a hybrid RAV4 shouldn't come as a surprise.

Speaking to media at the Shanghai Motor Show, Koei Saga, Toyota managing officer of hybrid system development, has suggested that a RAV4 Hybrid should be offered in China "as soon as possible," and it seems likely that the model would make it into other large markets like the United States as well.

[Source: Hybrid Cars]