The Toyota Prius Prime is getting hot in the U.S. as a record number of 2,922 were sold in March 2018.

Year-over-year growth amounted to 81% and the plug-in Prius now accounts for 35.5% of total Prius family sales.

That's more than one third of total Prius sales and several percent higher than in February.

Toyota Prius Prime is the #2 best selling plug-in model after the Model 3 in the first quarter of 2018.

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – March 2018

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – March 2018

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – March 2018

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – March 2018

The Prius Prime beat the monthly sales record of 2,692 units set by Prius PHV way back in May 2014.

So far, nearly 30,000 Prius Prime were sold and a total of over 72,000 Prius Prime and Prius PHV combined.

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – March 2018

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – March 2018