Toyota increases Hybrid offering in South Africa with RAV4 and Corolla
Toyota increases Hybrid offering in South Africa with RAV4 and Corolla

Toyota increases Hybrid offering in South Africa with RAV4 and Corolla

Toyota embracing challenge of reaching carbon neutrality in 2050

Recent developments in the global motoring arena with an emphasis on New Energy Vehicles and alternative propulsion technologies have seen customers seeking more advanced drive train options and greater levels of efficiency without compromising on their core vehicle requirements. This is where Toyota’s NEV roadmap kicks with the slogan “Towards Carbon Neutral” with the goal of getting to zero emissions by 2050.

 

Toyota SA plays its own role in the companies global vision. Locally we see the new Corolla Cross launching in early November with a hybrid option. Toyota has also announced that two of its best-selling passenger vehicles now also have Hybrid powertrain options the Corolla and RAV4.

 

The Corolla Hybrid

The Corolla Hybrid

Based on the stylish 11th-generation Corolla sedan, the Corolla Hybrid features Toyota’s latest generation 2ZR-FXE engine (shared with the Prius). This 1.8-litre, four-cylinder mill employs Atkinson-cycle technology to deliver outstanding thermal efficiency, helping to deliver low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The Corolla Hybrid is only offered in the valued-minded Xs spec level. This mid-tier grade combines all the key comfort and convenience features while keeping with the Hybrid’s more pragmatic bias.

The Corolla Hybrid offers buyers outstanding fuel efficiency, with an impressively low average fuel consumption figure of 3.5 l/100 km. CO2 emissions are equally low, registering 81 g/km. Combined with a 43-litre fuel tank, the Corolla Hybrid has a theoretical range of over 1200 km on a single tank.

 

 

Pricing

Corolla Xs CVT Hybrid – R 419 900

RAV4 Hybrid (Images provided by Motorpress.co.za)

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Based on Toyota’s angular 5th-generation sport utility, the RAV4 Hybrid combines a punchy 2.5-litre Hybrid powertrain with the popular TNGA-based 5-seater SUV. The A25A-FXS engine is shared with other global Toyota and Lexus stablemates, such as the Lexus ES and NX300h and the acclaimed Camry Hybrid.
It boasts many of the same technologies shared by the Corolla Hybrid, in a larger displacement four-cylinder offering. Featuring an ‘undersquare’ design with Toyota D-4S port and direct-injection, the Atkinson cycle engine generates 131 kW and 221 Nm in ‘ICE’ state.
The electric motor punches out 88kW and 202 Nm (at maximum state of charge) to deliver a total system output of 160kW. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a CVT transmission, which seamlessly integrates the two drive sources – and delivers an ultra-refined drive. Smooth punchy acceleration, low NVH levels and superb refinement, are some of the standout features of the RAV4 Hybrid.

The RAV4 Hybrid is offered only in tweaked GX trim – which strikes a balance between core convenience spec, value for money and luxury convenience.

 

Pricing

RAV4 GX Hybrid CVT – R 555 300

 

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