14 April 2021 · About Us
Toyota Hybrids | The best of both worlds
Toyota Hybrids combine the power of petrol engines and the fuel savings of electric motors to give you lower emissions without waiting for the battery to be charged. 20 years ago we set the standard with the Prius. Today we’re still leading the way with our Toyota Hybrid technology for a cleaner, greener future for all Australians.
How Hybrid cars work
Hybrid vehicles seamlessly combine the power of petrol engines with the efficiency of electric motors. In a Hybrid, the battery is recharged while you drive so it’s always ready to go without ever needing to be plugged in.
When stationary or driving in city traffic, the vehicle can automatically switch to electric (or EV) mode using zero fuel and dramatically reducing CO2 emissions[G12].
Charges while you drive
During deceleration or when braking, the electric motor continues to generate power, storing it in the vehicle’s battery to keep it charged.
Fast power delivery
When accelerating or cruising at high speeds, the petrol engine turns on automatically for extra power and responsive performance when you need it.
Why choose Hybrid
With a Hybrid, you get all the power and torque advantages of an electric vehicle so you can go further for less. Driving around town, the electric motor does the work with dramatically reduced CO2 emissions[G12]. On the open road, the petrol engine takes over for efficient high-speed driving.
Advanced power, no compromises
Working in perfect harmony, the Hybrid’s petrol engine and electric motor unite to create one powerful, fuel-efficient system.
Toyota Hybrid’s electric motor provides a controlled, efficient take-off thanks to instant torque and a faster response.
A more refined experience
Enjoy a smoother drive as state-of-the-art technology delivers controlled braking and smarter automatic gear changes.
Built for everywhere
Enhanced drive power, combined with a stronger pull at lower revs, means you can enjoy your Hybrid on any road, anywhere.
Our Hybrid batteries are smart, robust and backed by decades of research, expertise and high-quality Toyota engineering.
There’s no need to plug in your Hybrid battery, as the vehicle’s engine will charge it for you as you drive.
Recycling at its best
When you return your old Hybrid battery and purchase a new one, we will recycle it and give you a cash rebate.
Every new Toyota Hybrid battery[W1] bought after 1 January 2019 is protected by a maximum 10-year unlimited kilometre warranty, as long as you undertake your annual inspection according to Toyota specifications.
View The Entire Hybrid Range Here
Yaris Cross Hybrid
Does it cost more to service a Hybrid?
During your Toyota Service Advantage period, all servicing costs are capped at the same price for both Hybrid and conventional models. However, once this period expires, you may need to factor in additional servicing requirements, which could increase the annual cost of your service.
Can a Hybrid run on electricity when it runs out of fuel?
No. A Toyota Hybrid can only operate in electric mode when petrol is in the tank.
How long will my Hybrid battery be covered for?
The life of a Hybrid vehicle and a Hybrid HV battery will vary depending on usage and environmental factors. For Hybrid vehicles bought before 1 January 2019, we’ll cover your Hybrid battery for eight years from date of first delivery or 160,000km, whichever comes first. For Hybrid vehicles bought after 1 January 2019, we’ll cover your Hybrid battery for up to 10 years, provided you undertake your annual inspection as part of routine maintenance according to the vehicle logbook.
What happens if my Hybrid battery runs out of charge?
The high-voltage Hybrid 'traction battery' will never run out of charge, as it charges while you drive.
[G12]Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.
[W1]The Toyota Warranty Advantage (TWA) Hybrid Battery coverage is for up to 10yrs, with unlimited kms, from date of first delivery. It is comprised of the standard 5yr TWA and extended each year for an additional 5yrs with an annual hybrid health check inspection according to Toyota specifications. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. The TWA does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.