Hybrid success as Toyota is best-selling car brand in Galway

Tony Burke Motors is delighted to announce Toyota is the best-selling car brand in Galway for January 2020.

Some 18 per cent of Galwegians have chosen a Toyota, says Tony Burke Motors, while the Corolla is again Ireland's and Galway’s favourite car.

Tony Burke, dealer principal of Tony Burke Motors, Toyota Dealership, Galway, says: "We’re absolutely delighted with our January results and Toyota being the number one selling car brand in Galway for the sixth consecutive year.

"In January almost one in five (18% ) of every new passenger car sold in Galway was a Toyota. That’s Toyota’s best Galway market share in some eight years. This shows Galway drivers are embracing hybrid and are committed to creating an immediate impact to lower CO2 and NOX emission, making a better environment for all.

Toyota says its hybrids offer a multitude of benefits, which include up to 30 per cent lower maintenance costs and up to 30 per cent better fuel economy than petrol cars, as well as better resale value than comparative diesels.

All Toyota hybrids come with a five-year hybrid component warranty, in addition to the three-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Toyota started investing in hybrid technology some 20 years ago with the launch of the Prius, and since then has led the market in sustainable driving and lowering emissions. The success of hybrid helps in overall CO2 reduction, as in 2019 Toyota had the lowest average CO2 emissions of the top ten brands at 86g/km versus the average of 112g/km.

Now Toyota is one of the most electrified car brands with the biggest range of hybrid cars and an 85.6% hybrid mix to date in 2020. This focus on sustainable powertrains is a clear demonstration of the brand promise ‘Built For A better World’, along with the fact that Toyota was the first mainstream brand to stop selling diesel passenger cars.

Steve Tormey, chief executive of Toyota Ireland, is "delighted with the results of January".

"We’d like to thank our dealer network and our customers for helping us achieve this position. It shows that Irish people are taking action to move towards more sustainable cars to help lower CO2 emissions, and also lower NOX emissions to contribute to better air quality for all.

"Our 2019 hybrids will save over 60,000 tonnes of CO2 over their lifetime, and with an 85.6% hybrid mix in 2020 we hope to save even more with our 2020 hybrids. As hybrids are in electric mode up to 62% of the time on average, it’s the equivalent of selling a 43 per cent EV mix, something no other mainstream brand can claim. We are looking forward to the rest of the year, and hope to continue to lead the market in electrified driving as we move towards a zero emissions society.”


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