They may sound complicated, but in fact our Hybrids have been designed to be as easy to drive as possible. When you hit the power button there’s no noise, just a prompt that you’re ready! And as the Hybrid system controls itself, and all Hybrids are automatic, you just slot the gear lever in Drive and enjoy seamless power on every trip.
Riding in our Hybrids you’ll enjoy hearing more of what’s important as their hushed electric power delivers you around town. This electric hit blends seamlessly with efficient petrol-power at higher speeds and, at the moment you need it most, two become one – as both engines work in tandem – to power you ahead.
There’s no need to worry about how far you’re travelling in our Hybrids, just fill up with fuel and continue on your way, just as you would in any conventional car. And when the battery does run low, excess power from the engine charges it back up again. And that’s not all, whenever you brake, energy is recycled to charge the battery too – so nothing gets wasted. How often do batteries need replacing? The batteries in our Hybrids are designed to last the lifetime of the car. From new, all Hybrid components benefit from our five-year/100,000km* warranty. When your Hybrid passes its Hybrid Health Check, it will be eligible for a further one-year/15,000km* of Hybrid Battery Extended Care. *Whichever is soonest.
Not only will you love being behind the wheel of a Hybrid, you’ll really appreciate just how much they save. Our Hybrids feel right at home in the city – switching off their engines as often as they can to save you fuel and money. And with low fuel-consumption comes low emissions; our Hybrids boast some of the lowest CO2 emissions in their classes and, unlike diesel cars, very low levels of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx).
Our Hybrid story began in 1997 with the sector's innovator: the Prius. Since then our Hybrid family has grown and, with five different models to choose from, we’re sure to have a Hybrid answer for you. If you're a city slicker looking for some urban wheels,there's the Yaris Hybrid. if you're an ever-widening family finding it difficult to squeeze everyone in, there's the Auris Touring Sports. In short, we think there's a Hybrid for everyone.