Toyota Hybrid Vehicles
A lot has changed since 1997, but some things still hold true. Twenty years have passed since the Toyota Prius began a revolution in hybrid cars and today Toyota remains at the forefront of the technology.
Toyota has soldin over 80 countries and still offers more hybrids than any other car maker.
Meanwhile, the evolution of hybrid vehicles has given rise to a powerful combination of performance, efficiency and low emissions from Toyota hybrids.
The Toyota lineup includes both hybrid cars and SUVs. Models available here in Canada are:
Powerful & Proven
HEVs combine a gas engine with electric motors, automatically choosing the optimal source and blend of power. Because the hybrid battery recharges on the go through regenerative braking, you never need to plug‑in.
In most conditions, only the electric motor is engaged, saving fuel and delivering instant torque with minimal emissions.
ACCELERATING & CRUISING
The gas engine and electric motor team up to provide the ideal mix of power for seamless acceleration. Excess energy is used to help recharge the battery.
DECELERATING & BRAKING
The electric motor takes over. The regenerative braking system converts braking energy into electric energy to help recharge the battery onboard the vehicle.
RESTING & REVERSING
When stopped, the gas engine shuts down to conserve fuel – unless the battery is running low. When reversing at low speed, only the electric motor is required.
Freedom to Move
A Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) gives you the freedom to drive like you always have, while helping to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions along the way1. With two sources of power that work seamlessly together, and no need to plug-in, an HEV asks only that you enjoy the ride.
GET IN AND GO
Hybrid electric powertrains work automatically in the background, so you don’t need to change a thing about how you drive or fuel your vehicle.
GO THE DISTANCE
The hybrid battery recharges on the go so you have the added confidence to get you where you need to go, without the need to plug in.
QUICK & QUIET
The electric motors deliver Instant torque for instant acceleration and a soothingly quiet ride.
HELP REDUCE FUEL COSTS AND EMISSIONS
Depending on your driving needs and habits, you can spend some of the time in zero-fuel, zero-emissions driving.
NO ADDITIONAL ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Toyota hybrid electric vehicles follow the same maintenance schedule as our gas-powered vehicles.
PART OF THE SOLUTION
Since 1997, electrified Toyota vehicles have prevented over 94 million tons of CO2 emissions globally.