With a number of questions ranging from "Do they need plugging in?" to "Are they really expensive?" can cause a lot of misunderstanding around Hybrid cars, so please see below some definite answers to five common myths!
1. Only a few people have bought Hybrids
Hybrid is still considered new technology for some people, however since Toyota's Hybrid story began in 1997 with the launch of the first Prius, over 10 million people have chosen to move into the future with a Toyota Hybrid and haven't looked back.
2. Hybrids need to be plugged in
There are no cables, sockets, waiting around for the vehicle to be charged just simply jump behind the wheel and drive.
3. Hybrids are really expensive to buy and service
Hybrid vehicles cost exactly the same to service as a conventional Toyota, it too can be carried out by any Toyota Authorised Repairer.
With the Hybrids regenerative braking system, some parts such as the braking pads will have less wear due to the benefits of this system.
4. There isn't a Hybrid model that's right for me
As the Hybrid leader, Toyota offers an ever-growing range of seven Hybrid models for everyone. There is soon to be a Hybrid match for you: starting with the city-slick Yaris Hybrid to the spacious Auris Hybrid then to the Touring Sports, the RAV4 to the original compact SUV to the three-car Prius family range. The dynamic Toyota C-HR crossover is now set to join the range at the end of 2016, as you can see the range is ongoing growing.
5. Hybrids are complex and boring to drive
One reason why our Hybrid customers don't look back is the comfortable and smooth and easy drive. All the Hybrids are automatic and are all equipped with keyless start systems, so all you have to do is simply jump in, hit start, put the lever in and drive!
All Hybrids offers smooth and seamless transition in-between electric and petrol powered, or have both together which is now relaxing and cost-effective. Try one today and join over 10 million people who will never look back!