Toyota customers are increasingly moving to hybrid or back into petrol for their new car purchase, writes Trish Whelan.
Demand for both hybrid and petrol powertrains continues to grow in 172 as Toyota buyers continue to look for petrol electric hybrid and conventional petrol powertrains.
Following a trend set last year, petrol electric hybrid and conventional petrol sales now account for 70 percent of all Toyota sales in 172.
In the first six months of 2017, hybrid accounted for 28 percent of Toyota’s total sales volume. This has increased to 34 percent for the first month of the new 172 registration period. Demand for petrol electric hybrid in the core B, C and C-SUV segments continues to grow with hybrid accounting for 37 percent of all Yaris, 51 percent of all Auris and 76 per cent for C-HR sales in July. (The C-HR is pictured above).
There has also been a move back to conventional petrol powertrains by Toyota customers; Corolla petrol now accounts for 40 percent of all sales. Only 13 percent of Toyota vehicles sold in Dublin are diesel.
Toyota has seven different hybrid models as well as an extensive range of petrol engines to choose from.