An Incredible Turnaround Story in Transportation

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discusses topics across the investing world.

Surprising news in the auto market emerged this week as Toyota's Prius was recognized as the third-best-selling vehicle in the world. A little more than a decade ago, the Prius began its journey as a true niche player in an SUV-saturated market. In recent years, the car has gained traction, but Toyota as a company hit some roadblocks because of production issues and currency fluctuations that inflated sticker prices on its vehicles. Toyota's rebound should not be overlooked by value investors. In fact, the auto industry is full of strong companies with attractive valuations in today's market. Click on the video below for further insight.

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At the time this article was published Isaac Pinohas no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford and Tesla Motors.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendFord, General Motors, and Tesla Motors . Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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