The Benefits of Owning a Hybrid

Life's easy in a Hybrid

Life's easy in a Hybrid, just get in and drive

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.

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Hybrid: Two engines working in Tandem

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.

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Your batteries are always charged in a Hybrid

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.

Easy on your wallet and the environment

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).

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There's a Hybrid for everyone

Our Hybrid story began in 1997 with the innovator: the Prius. Since then our Hybrid family has grown, and with five different models to choose from we now have something 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 Auris Touring Sports we’re sure to have a Hybrid answer.

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Customer Benefits

Fuel Efficiency

Similar to an energy saving light bulb which uses less electricity to produce the same amount of light, the hybrid powertrain uses less fuel as the battery kicks in so you’re not wasting fuel.

Quietness

EV Mode - The near silent running in all-electric mode contributes to more peaceful surroundings and keeping noise pollution under control. The silent electric drive is of particular benefit in the morning or late at night in residential areas, in underground parking, etc.

Acceleration

Hybrid Synergy Drive delivers driving performance that can only be experienced with a full hybrid vehicle.  During acceleration, the high-output electric motor delivers a response better than is possible with most gasoline vehicles.
The results: smooth acceleration with no shift shock and sustained acceleration power.  The acceleration performance compares to that of conventional 2l engine vehicles.

Bonding

Hybrid customers engage with their vehicles.  When the needle of the hybrid system indicator is in the CHARGE or ECO areas, the eco drive indicator light illuminates to inform the driver that the vehicle is being driven in an ecologically friendly manner. It also reduces driver stress, there are less accidents and driver satisfaction is high.

Low emissions
  1. 40% less CO2 than same size petrol engine
  2. 1/10th of the NOx returned by diesel vehicles & No Particulate Matter emissions
  3. 0 emissions when running on electric power.
Cost
  1. Regenerative Braking accounts for 60% of the braking of the car - this means that there is a lot less wear and tear on the brake pads and they don’t need to be replaced as often.  Also the brake discs last much longer.  A potential saving of over €600*
  2. As the Auris Hybrid is more evenly balanced there is less tyre wear meaning that you can extend the life of your tyres. A potential saving of over €400*.
  3. Fuel prices - Petrol and Diesel prices are now the same - the Auris Hybrid uses less fuel, therefore saving you money.
  4. Cost of servicing - Hybrid vehicles are the same price to service as a conventional car.
  5. Very reliable - less than 2% of the warranty cost of the Prius is related to the hybrid components.

    *Based on a study of Prius fleet in the UK (214 cars) over 3years and 90, 000km.

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