There are many benefits to owning a hybrid-powered car such as the models Toyota has been manufacturing for years. As an official Toyota dealer we know a lot about them, and we explain the main benefits below.
High fuel economy, low emissions
Two of the main benefits of hybrid powertrains are higher fuel economy and lower emissions. As electric power is combined with a petrol or diesel engine, these vehicles consume less fuel. You won’t need to fill up as often, and as combustion power isn’t used as frequently, the amount of CO2 that is produced is also less.
You can save money in the long term
Hybrid cars may have a higher list price because the technology is so sophisticated, but you could actually save money in the long run. You will spend less on fuel, and government incentives such as road tax exemption mean even bigger savings.
They hold their value well
Hybrid cars generally hold their value for longer than a combustion-powered equivalent as there are fewer on the road, but demand is growing. This means you can part-exchange a hybrid and upgrade without paying as much on top of the car’s value. You can also charge more if you decide to sell it privately.
Power is delivered instantly
Don’t let the technical figures fool you – hybrid cars are agile movers. The system is highly responsive as torque is delivered as soon as you press the accelerator, whereas a slight delay is sometimes felt in combustion cars.