Tue, Jul 25, 2017 1:59 PM
Toyota is perhaps the most recognised brand in hybrid cars at present and to prove it they’re asking everyone to take part in the Hybrid Challenge!
Their release of the Prius in 1997 marked the start of viable production hybrid cars and since then, there have been numerous manufacturers producing their own hybrids. Toyota has continued with the Prius and has transferred their hybrid technology into other cars in their range to offer a unique alternative.
Toyota’s Yaris is now the smallest and most affordable hybrid car on the market. Being the only hybrid supermini gives the Yaris some unique selling points - excellent fuel economy, low emissions and the ability to run on electric power for short periods.
The Yaris and the Prius are just two of seven Toyota’s available as hybrids. With just under half of their range being available as a hybrid, Toyota is unique amongst their rivals. The Auris hatchback and Touring Sports are the hybrid options from the next size up as well as the recently released C-HR crossover SUV. The RAV4 is slightly bigger again and uses a 2.5-litre engine combined with the electric motor rather than the smaller, less powerful unit found in the Yaris, C-HR and Auris hybrids. Despite this, emissions from the RAV4 are a lowly 115g/km and it will manage a claimed 56mpg. The Prius range now extends to three cars - the standard model, a plug-in hybrid and the Prius 7-seat. They all share the 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain, however, the 7-seat variant boasts an extra 14hp, totalling 136hp.
RAV4 aside, all Toyota hybrid models are capable of emitting significantly below 100g/km, with the Prius plug-in hybrid capable of a hugely impressive 22g/km.
To showcase their achievements, discuss the environmental reasons for swapping to a hybrid and to educate people on the benefits of a hybrid car, Toyota runs a Hybrid Challenge. The idea is for potential customers to attend the event and test drive Toyota’s hybrid cars against their conventional competitors. This highlights the main benefits of the car such as economy and emissions. It also reassures customers that they’re no longer compromising by choosing a hybrid. The drivetrain options are now often equally powerful, more economical and better for the environment.
We, at Oakmere Toyota, would like to invite you to our Toyota Hybrid Challenge at our Northwich Showroom on the 13th and 14th August. Find out how our environmentally-friendly cars stack up against their rivals. We think that by the time you’ve finished, you’ll see why choosing one of Toyota’s hybrid cars is better for you now and in the future.
We want you to pick a car from this eclectic range, test drive it and compare it with one of its direct rivals. That’s how confident we are that our hybrid range really is the future!
With over 10 million people already driving hybrid Toyota’s, why not join them? Lower fuel costs, less harmful emissions and a cleaner conscience are just some of the benefits of buying hybrid.