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 Toyota set the standard with the Prius. Today, Toyota are still leading the way with Toyota Hybrid technology for a cleaner, greener future for all Australians.
The most popular Toyota Hybrids
There’s a Hybrid ready for you and your lifestyle.
How Hybrid works
See for yourself how the Toyota Hybrid system delivers outstanding performance and efficiency by combining the benefits of an electric motor with a petrol engine.
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.
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.
Why choose Hybrid
With a Hybrid, you get all the power and torque advantages of an electric vehicle so you can go further for less. Driving around town, the electric motor does the work with dramatically reduced CO2 emissions[G12]. On the open road, the petrol engine takes over for efficient high-speed driving.
Advanced power, no compromises.
Working in perfect harmony, the Hybrid’s petrol engine and electric motor unite to create one powerful, fuel-efficient system.
Toyota Hybrid’s electric motor provides a controlled, efficient take-off thanks to instant torque and a faster response.
A more refined experience
Enjoy a smoother drive as state-of-the-art technology delivers controlled braking and smarter automatic gear changes.
Built for everywhere
Enhanced drive power, combined with a stronger pull at lower revs, means you can enjoy your Hybrid on any road, anywhere.
Toyota Hybrid batteries are smart, robust and backed by decades of research, expertise and high-quality Toyota engineering.
There’s no need to plug in your Hybrid battery, as the vehicle’s engine will charge it for you as you drive.
Recycling at its best
When you return your old Hybrid battery and purchase a new one, Toyota will recycle it and give you a cash rebate.
Every new Toyota Hybrid battery[W1] bought after 1 January 2019 is protected by a maximum 10-year unlimited kilometre warranty, as long as you undertake your annual inspection according to Toyota specifications.
Find your perfect Hybrid
Select your preferred Hybrid vehicle, book a test drive with CMI Toyota and take your driving experience to the next level with Hybrid performance.
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, Toyota will 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, Toyota will 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.
Does it cost more to service a Hybrid?
During your Toyota Service Advantage[TS1] 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.