Toyota hybrids reach new UK sales milestone
Toyota has sprinted past two more milestones for its self-charging hybrid technology in the UK with sales of its hybrid cars reaching 300,000 units. At the same time, total Toyota (GB) hybrid sales – including Lexus models - have broken through the 400,000 barrier.
These totals have been achieved over the course of the last 19 years, since the original Toyota Prius went on sale - the iconic pioneer for a cleaner and more efficient, practical alternative to the conventional petrol and diesel engine vehicle.
Since that time, Toyota has consistently maintained its market leadership, establishing the largest range of hybrid models of any manufacturer and constantly improving both performance and driver appeal. Motorists are opting for Toyota hybrids in increasing numbers, recognising the benefits they offer.
Benefits of Toyota self-charging hybrid motoring
- Low emissions
- Efficient fuel economy
- Smooth, quiet and intuitive drive
- Well-proven quality
- Benefits to fleet operators and company car drivers including low benefit-in-kind tax rates (BIK)
Technical advances have also enabled zero emission driving using electric power alone for longer distances and at higher speeds, with the latest generation Toyota hybrids being capable of covering up to 50 percent of the average European urban commute in EV all-electric mode.
To the end of May this year, hybrids accounted for 57.5 percent of Toyota new car sales. The range extends from the Yaris supermini to the RAV4 SUV, further demonstrating how the system can be tailored to suit vehicles widely different dimensions and to meet equally diverse driving requirements.
New Corolla Hybrid – Blog and Vlog series for Farmer & Carlisle
Toyota this year introduced the all-new, British-built Corolla as its first model in Europe to be offered with a choice of two hybrid powertrains, adding a new 2.0-litre system with more power and responsiveness, while retaining the fundamental benefits of efficiency and low emissions.
Click here to view our @MotorMistress Corolla Hybrid Blogs and here to watch her long-term 7-day RAV4 Hybrid Blog.
All New RAV4 Hybrid SUV – Blog and Vlog series for Farmer & Carlisle
The new RAV4, introduced this year, has an improved electric all-wheel drive system that significantly increases performance off-road and in slippery driving conditions. The All-New RAV4 SUV Hybrid has also been trialled by Debbie – it was a great success all round! Click here to check out her RAV4 Hybrid Blogs and here to watch her long-term 7-day New RAV4 SUV Vlogs.
Further innovation has been achieved in the 2019 Prius, which is available for the first time with an intelligent electric all-wheel drive system, developed specifically for this model.
With the Corolla – Hatchback, Touring Sports and Saloon – RAV4 and the Camry saloon all introduced in 2019, Toyota now offers seven different hybrid ranges. Hybrid remains Toyota’s core technology for new powertrains, including the hydrogen fuel cell system deployed in its ground-breaking Mirai saloon, and its development of future all-electric BEVs.
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