Toyota Hybrids Sales Success

2020 Toyota Yaris. Toyota Yaris ZR with optional black roof.With the release of their new Yaris, which now has a hybrid option, Toyota presented some figures, on just how important hybrids are in today’s market.

So far this year the overall market is down 19% but Toyota is down only 7.7% the smallest decline of any in the top ten car companies.

24% of the new vehicles so far in 2020 are hybrids. That’s nearly double the number they sold in the same period last year. In July 2020 hybrids were 41% of sales.

Their Camry has their highest percentage of hybrids at 65% and not far behind the RAV 4 with 61% and the Corolla with 52%.

That nearly a quarter of their sales are hybrids is all the more revealing when they do not provide hybrids in some of their biggest selling models such as the Hilux Ute.

I’m David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto