Over 20 years ago, Toyota introduced its innovative hybrid car technology to the world, leaving the old way of driving behind. Our history with hybrid cars began in 1997 with the pioneering Prius and continues to this day with our self-charging hybrid engines.

But what is the best hybrid for you? From the Yaris to our hybrid SUV range we’re sure to have the hybrid answer.

What is a hybrid car?

The definition of a hybrid is a combination of two different components. In the case of a hybrid vehicle it’s a pairing of two conventional power sources, a petrol engine and electric motor, seamlessly working together to propel the car forward.

Self-charging hybrid: No plug-in required

Toyota’s self-charging hybrids feature an electric motor and conventional engine, which work cleverly together, not just on the move but also when you stop or slow down. Every moment you are driving, your battery is charging thanks to technology like the regenerative braking system, which recovers energy that would normally be lost and stores it in the battery for later use.

Whether a compact hatchback, an SUV crossover or a saloon, the Toyota self-charging hybrid range adapts to your needs and your lifestyle.

A history maker

Toyota has been perfecting and innovating this technology for over 40 years, paving the way to the Prius release in 1997, the first mass produced hybrid car which changed the way we drive. Toyota Hybrids are now enjoyed by over 10 million drivers worldwide, each one equipped with pioneering Toyota Hybrid technology.

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