Toyota Hybrids: Driving The FutureMarch 7th, 2020
What makes Toyota Hybrid cars vehicles of the future?
- Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid
- Toyota Prius
Various technological advancements across the world were actualized during the industrial boom. Not only did this phase of human ingenuity produce some innovative technologies in transportation and manufacturing, but it has also drastically changed the face of the planet as we know it.
In a move to reduce their impact on the environment, industries, including the automotive industry, have begun manufacturing more sustainable modes of transportation. This comes with the goal of gradually moving away from fuel-based engines.
Toyota hybrid cars are just some of the vehicles in this new wave of sustainable and highly-efficient automotives. Through the incorporation of electric motors in the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid and the Toyota Prius, the beloved car manufacturer aims to respond to the growing appetite for sustainability in the Philippines.
Continue reading to learn more about how Toyota aims to drive its hybrid vehicles towards the future of the automotive industry.
Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid
Introduced to the Philippine market in September 2019, the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid is the latest in the car manufacturer’s new wave of sustainable motor vehicles.
Filipinos have been dedicated customers of the Corolla Altis ever since time immemorial. It is arguably the car manufacturer’s most popular model, enjoying fleeting moments of nostalgia and awe-inspiring looks every time it graces some of the country’s major roadways. By manufacturing a hybrid variant, Toyota aims to welcome its loyal customers back into the fold. But this time offering them a sleeker design, more innovative features, and a powerful performance while simultaneously incorporating a sustainable energy source.
Arguably, one of the most essential things to look out for when purchasing a car is its features. Not only does it offer the driver heightened ease of use, but it also enhances the overall quality of the driving experience.
As you step inside the vehicle, you’ll understand why the new Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid is the vehicle of the future. Its sleek leather design will provide drivers with more comfort as they spend long hours on the road. Featuring a newly-upgraded infotainment system with built-in T-link, drivers would be able to maximize all the vehicle’s entertainment features with their fingertips.
The interior features a high-end Illuminated Entry System which would provide drivers with more visibility and accessibility as they use the functions of the car under dim lighting.
Finally, the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid’s state-of-the-art Toyota Safety Sense feature allows drivers to feel safer on the roads through occasional audio-visual prompts.
One misconception about hybrid vehicles is that they run on less power compared to their non-hybrid counterparts. This is not the case for the Corolla Altis Hybrid.
Packed with a 1.8-Liter four-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine and an electric motor, the vehicle boasts a power output of 121 horsepower at 5,200rpm and 142HM torque at 3,6000rpm.
Through regenerative braking, drivers would be able to utilize the vehicle’s Electric Vehicle Mode, with the gasoline energy only taking effect at relatively high speeds.
The Prius was introduced to the Philippines in 2009, making this the debut hybrid car for the car manufacturer at the time. This vehicle has undoubtedly paved the way for the all-new Toyota Prius Hybrid.
The new 2020 Prius further takes advantage of its sustainable engine, sticking true to its reputation of being one of the forerunners in hybrid vehicle technology.
The Prius features an elegant white leather interior, offering drivers a more luxurious feel as they sit inside the car.
Like the Corolla Altis Hybrid, the Prius has an optimized dashboard and infotainment system, providing drivers with entertainment as well as accurate real-time information about the vehicle.
In a Philippine-first, a Prius variant comes in a 1.8-Liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, as well as an electric motor with the Hybrid Synergy Drive engine feature. This allows the battery to be charged in two ways.
Toyota is arguably one of the key forces in the hybrid car market in the Philippines. With its two new hybrid vehicle offerings, the future towards more sustainable automotive vehicle practices is now within the reach of the average Filipino.
Toyota hybrid cars such as the Corolla Altis Hybrid and the new 2020 Prius are truly a step further forward than the rest. Offering you highly-innovative and sustainable vehicles.