Toyota updates 200,000 km/5 year warranty for Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid 2020 batteries

Updated Sep 15, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Toyota makes sure that your purchase of the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid 2020 will be seamless and maintenance-free. Will their extended warranty make you want to buy the new hybrid?

Toyota has just recently wrapped up its 2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid's released a few days ago. Featuring a 1.8 liter Atkinson cycle engine mated to an electric engine, the new 2020 Altis Hybrid promises outstanding fuel economy. They've also priced it quite aggressively to compete in a market dominated by SUVs and subcompacts.

Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid 2020 on Stage

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One of the biggest concerns of the buying public in regards to the 2020 model, however, is its technology. Buyers are very much aware and rightfully informed that an electric motor’s battery is another part for us to worry about.

Our local market is fairly new to technology such as the Altis Hybrid’s that it is understandable to have some apprehension and push back against it.

2020 Toyota Corolla Altis Engine

Toyota Corolla Altis comes with a 1.8-liter Hybrid Engine

Thankfully, Toyota is well aware of these fears and is offering an extended warranty on the 2020 Corolla Altis Hybrid’s battery. Apart from the already comprehensive 100,000 KM/3-Year warranty that comes standard with their vehicles, the battery of the motor goes even further than that to 200,000KM/5-Year Warranty.

This means that if there are problems with your battery during your car’s use within 200,000 km or 5 years, whichever comes first, Toyota will honor its warranty for it.

NIckel-Metal Hydride batteries

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This is according to Toyota Motor Philippines Vice President for Technical and After Sales Department Jeff Matsuo. He is confident that the battery will be durable enough to last the lifetime of the Toyota Corolla Altis 2020 given that you stick to the prescribed maintenance schedule and take good care of your car, just like all vehicles.

Maintenance is pretty much the same with standard internal combustion petrol engines, thus oil-changes and other tune-up services are still mandatory for the 1.8-liter petrol engine. The only maintenance to be done with the motor and batteries are the air-filters on the cooling vents of the motor and battery itself.

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Toyota Philippines champions the use of Hybrid technology as it makes for a seamless driving experience. Unlike plug-in hybrids or EVs where you have to plug in your car to an outlet to recharge the vehicle, you won't have to on the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid 2020. All you have to do is gas up and go, with the battery being charged by the gasoline motor and braking system.

Toyota Hybrid Technology

Regenerative braking and the gasoline motor recharges the batteries

Speaking of the battery, the technology used is a Nickel-Metal Hydride instead of Lithium-Ion which is commonly used in smartphones, laptops and other Hybrids and Evs.

Toyota’s reasoning behind using Nickel-Metal Hydride is its reliability and availability but on the technical side, Nickel-Metal Hydride is more durable than Lithium-Ion, and keeps its charge for longer. It does not have the “memory effect” which means you can discharge and recharge a Nickel-Metal Hydride battery multiple times without damaging it.

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Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid 2020 front view

Toyota wants you to buy the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid and feel safe with extended warranties

Toyota is seemingly going out of their way to reassure the local market that hybrid technology is a safe, and reliable way to get around. The fact that they are ready to provide an extended warranty on the battery is proof of their confidence in the technology.

So what do you think? Are you ready to take the plunge and get yourself a sweet hybrid? Leave us a comment below and follow us at to get yourself updated on news, reviews, and insights on the local car market.

Know more about Toyota Corolla Altis 2021

Toyota Corolla Altis

The all-new Altis from Japanese marque Toyota is now on its 12th generation. This compact sedan gets an upgraded mechanics, modern aesthetics, and a trendier and more comfortable interior. It makes this car more attractive to Filipino buyers. The Japanese offering has something more to offer – a hybrid variant for the range-topping model. It’s a great advantage since none of its competitors have the same hybrid version availability. Even better, you can get a hybrid Toyota Corolla Altis at a relatively affordable price – that is, if you’re okay with spending a considerable amount for a greener powertrain. If not, the conventional 1.6-liter powered unit is always available. The mainly blacked-themed interior is complemented with chrome accents and blue lighting. Digital displays populate the interior of the Toyota Corolla Altis, creating a modern-looking cabin. 1.6 V and 1.8 Hybrid variants get leather upholstery. The Corolla Altis is equipped with six speakers for entertainment and an automatic climate control to keep the passengers comfortable while on the road. Security alarm, airbags, and ABS with electronic brake assist are a standard feature in this compact sedan. The entry-level Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 E variant is also equipped with seven airbags. The Toyota Corolla Altis, as offered by Toyota Motor Philippines, is available in five variants.

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