Toyota Philippines will continue to push for hybrid vehicles locally

Updated Apr 01, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Hybrid cars will help minimize air pollution in our country substantially.

Toyota started manufacturing hybrid cars way back in 1997. Twenty-three years later, the Japanese automaker reached a milestone of selling 15 million hybrid cars globally.

The sales of hybrid cars are growing exponentially and can arguably be dubbed as the future of the automotive industry.

Last year, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced that it will be pushing to bring in hybrid cars locally, hence the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid. This car marked a new era for hybrid cars in the country.

When TMP was asked if the Sienna hybrid will be brought here, considering that minivans sell to Filipinos, a Toyota representative said, "What I can say now is hybrid adoption remains to be one of the priorities of TMP."

A Sienna in a mountainous place

The 2021 Toyota Sienna Minivan

That statement isn't surprising at all. Even Toyota's dedicated web page for its hybrid vehicles has been updated, further cementing the company's goal to introduce more hybrid vehicles to the Filipino car buyers.

Hybrid cars would be a good addition to the automotive scene in the Philippines, especially in areas like Metro Manila as it is reported that these Toyota cars saved more than 120 million tons of CO2 during its 23-year run.

In fact, Toyota hybrid cars have saved 38 million kiloliters of gasoline globally – that’s nearly two million trips to the moon and back.

A hybrid car is more fuel-efficient than its gasoline engine counterpart model as it uses both an electric motor and a gasoline engine that works together to be as efficient as possible.

With the help of an electric motor, hybrid cars generally accelerate faster as electric motors produce instant torque and make little noise while running.

Toyota's guide on how hybrid cars work

Let's take a look at how exactly a hybrid car gets its efficiency

>>> Related: Launched: 2021 Toyota Venza and Sienna hybrids make global debut

The RAV4 Hybrid is currently Toyota’s top-selling hybrid car – beating out Toyota’s first hybrid car, the Prius. With that being said, we would love to see the RAV4 Hybrid being sold locally.

But that may take some time because that car is already pricey with its current price tag as the hybrid versions are generally more expensive.

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Know more about Toyota

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For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, and FJ Cruiser. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.

Here at Philkotse.com, we provide the complete Toyota Philippines Price list for 2023, which we update on a monthly basis. Besides that, we also list the latest and hottest car promos ranging from low monthly amortizations, cash discounts, and low downpayments. 

For more information about the Toyota Philippines price list for 2023, as well other details regarding the brand, continue below.

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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