8 things you didn't know about Hybrid

For some people, Hybrid technology is still thought of as new technology. In fact, even though our first Hybrid, the Prius, was on the roads ahead of its time in 1997, we've actually been honing our Hybrid know-how since the mid 1970s.
  • Over four decades of Hybrid know-how
    For some people, hybrid technology is still thought of as new technology. In fact, even though our first hybrid, the Prius, was on the roads ahead of its time in 1997, we’ve actually been honing our hybrid know-how since the mid 1970s, with gas turbine hybrid models, the Century and Sports 800.
     
  • Not all Hybrids are born the equal
    Unlike other manufacturers’ ‘mild’ hybrid cars that simply give a boost of electrical power to support the engine, the electric and petrol engines in our ‘full’ hybrid cars can run independently of each other – or in tandem – to give you the best balance of efficiency and performance for every trip.
     
  • Take it easy, just sit back and drive
    All our hybrid cars are fitted with automatic transmissions as standard, so they are as easy to drive as a conventional car. Just put the lever into D and drive!
     
  • There's space for what's important
    You can pack just as much into our hybrid family for those weekends away as you can in their conventionally powered siblings. As batteries have grown smaller, we have found alternative ways to transport them so you have more space to take what’s important with you.
     
  • There's a Hybrid for everyone
    Whether you’re a city slicker looking for some urban wheels, or an ever-widening family finding it difficult to squeeze everyone in, from the Yaris to the Auris and the Prius to the Touring Sports we’re sure to have a Hybrid answer.
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