|Toyota Corolla hybrid saloon|
Toyota will hold an event at its dealerships nationwide to make it easy for interested drivers to start their electric journey in hybrid with a range of offers for ’201’, writes Trish Whelan.
They will showcase their big range of self-charging hybrid vehicles at the event.
Toyota’s Hybrid Advantage event takes place in dealerships across Ireland from 6-9 November, and ’is all about people discovering the myriad benefits of driving self-charging hybrids versus conventionally powered cars’. Benefits of hybrids over diesel and pure petrol-powered vehicles include 30 per cent lower maintenance costs and 30 per cent better fuel economy than petrol cars, as well as better resale value than comparative diesels.
The ‘201’ offers include 3 year’ servicing as standard across all passenger car models:these include Aygo with 2.9 per cent APR on x-play+ model, and up to €2,500 trade in booster for Yaris petrol and 3.9 per cent APR available.
The Yaris hybrid offer is 4.75 per Cent APR, the same for the RAV4 hybrid while the Corolla Saloon, Hatchback and Touring Sports hybrid all have 3.9 per cent APR or up to €1,000 trade in booster. New 2020 C-HR has 3.9 per cent APR or up to €3,000 trade in booster; Camry has 3.9 per cent APR. Prius also has 3.9 per cent APR or up to €3,000 trade in booster.
On commercial models, Proace has 3.9 per cent HP while Hilux/Landcruiser also have 3.9 per cent HP, or a €2,500 scrappage scheme for eligible vehicles.
All Toyota hybrids come with a 5-year hybrid component warranty, in addition to the 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Steve Tormey, CEO of Toyota Ireland said they ‘firmly believe hybrid presents the best immediate step for Irish drivers looking to move away from pure fossil fuel powered cars towards electrified driving’.
This month, Toyota Ireland announced they will end the sale of their petrol Corolla and C-HR models in favour of hybrid which means 92 per cent of their passenger car sales next year will be full hybrid. This means they will all have automatic transmissions.