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.
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How does Hybrid compare?

To see the positive impact a Hybrid vehicle can make, simply select a vehicle, set your local fuel price and the kilometres you usually travel. We'll show you the difference a Hybrid can help to make to the environment and your wallet.

 
Green is gold
See how much a Hybrid saves on fuel costs every year
Cleaner air
Discover the difference a Hybrid makes to CO2 emissions
More mileage
See how much further you can travel in a Hybrid
 

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.

 
Intelligent switching
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.




Hybrid FAQ's 


How does a Hybrid car 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.

Does it cost more to service a Hybrid?
During your Toyota Service Advantage[W1] 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.

Disclaimer
[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