Toyota Ireland is hosting a Hybrid Advantage event in local dealers Tony Burke Motors, Ballybrit, to display its range of driving self-driving hybrids, and a range of offers available for 201.
Toyota Ireland says demand for its range of self-charging hybrids has been "unprecedented in 2019"with Toyota growing its market share to 10.4 per cent, based almost exclusively on sales of hybrids. Hybrid, Toyota says, is the fastest growing powertrain in Ireland in terms of volume over the last four years, and such is its success that Ireland’s best-selling car, Corolla, and the best-selling SUV, C-HR, are both going hybrid only from 2020.
The Hybrid Advantage event at Tony Burke Motors, Ballybrit, will showcase the largest range of self-charging hybrid vehicles available in Ireland today, making it easier than ever for interested drivers to start their electric journey in hybrid with a range of offers and finance deals available.
Benefits of changing include 30 per cent lower maintenance costs and 30 per cent better fuel economy than petrol cars, as well as better resale value than comparative diesels.
In addition, not only do hybrids not need to be plugged in to charge, they all have automatic transmission, which makes for a much more pleasurable, hassle free driving experience, particularly in rush hour traffic.
Toyota’s self-charging hybrids are also better for the environment, producing 90 per cent less nitrogen oxide than diesel engines. Not only are they better for health, but also kinder to people's pockets as they will benefit from lower future taxes. Also, Toyota’s hybrid range has 21 per cent lower CO2 output compared to the top 10 selling car brands in Ireland, and they drive in zero emissions mode more than 60 per cent of the time on average, making them the next step towards electrification for environmentally and cost-conscious drivers.
To provide further peace of mind, all Toyota hybrids come with a five-year hybrid component warranty, in addition to the three-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Commenting on the Hybrid Advantage event, Steve Tormey, CEO of Toyota Ireland, says hybrid is the best energy alternative to fossil fue.
“As part of our brand promise ‘Built for a Better World’, Toyota Ireland continues to look ahead to the future, pioneering in innovative self-charging hybrid technology. We firmly believe hybrid presents the best immediate step for Irish drivers looking to move away from pure fossil fuel powered cars towards electrified driving.
“Just this month, we announced a significant move towards a cleaner and more sustainable motoring future by ending the sale of our petrol Corolla and C-HR models in favour of hybrid, which means 92 per cent of our passenger car sales next year will be full hybrid. This move follows our 2018 declaration that we were ceasing production of diesel passenger cars, and we haven’t looked back since.”
Among the offers available are:
Aygo – 2.9% APR on x-play+ model
Yaris petrol – Up to €2,500 trade in booster, and 3.9% APR available
Yaris hybrid – 4.75% APR
RAV4 hybrid – 4.75% APR
Corolla saloon, hatchback and touring sports hybrid – 3.9% APR, or up to €1,000 trade in booster
New 2020 C-HR – 3.9% APR, or up to €3,000 trade in booster
Camry – 3.9% APR
Prius – 3.9% APR, or up to €3,000 trade in booster
Proace – 3.9% HP
Hilux / Landcruiser – 3.9% HP, or a €2,500 scrappage scheme for eligible vehicles
For more information on Toyota’s offers visit Tony Burke Motors, Ballybrit, Galway during its Hybrid Advantage event or visit www.TonyBurkeMotors.ie or Tel: 091 480123.