The truth about Toyota Hybrid delays: Corolla, Camry and RAV4
Toyota Australia says reports of 12-month delays on certain hybrid models are greatly exaggerated, and most cars on the waiting list will be delivered in less than half that time.
CarAdvice readers have claimed some Toyota dealers are quoting delivery times of up to a year on certain Toyota hybrid models.
Toyota Australia has racked up more than 100,000 hybrid sales in Australia, nearly 20 years since the Prius first went on sale locally.
According to the Japanese brand, which is also Australia's top-selling manufacturer, the milestone was reached "towards the end of April", ahead of the launch of the new RAV4 Hybrid this month.
Toyota Australia has confirmed it will bring five new hybrid models to our market before mid-2020, on the back of "stronger-than-expected" demand for the petrol-electric Camry.
First cab off the rank will be the new-generation RAV4 SUV, due during the first half of 2019, joining the hybrid versions of the Camry, Corolla hatch, and Prius family Down Under.
CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more
Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here.
This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market.
What happened in this week's episode?
2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid pricing and specifications
The new 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has launched in Australia with a starting price of $26,990 plus on-road costs, the car maker has announced today.
The news follows confirmation here at CarAdvice last week of the new green hatch's starting price. And although a full equipment list had not yet surfaced, it was also revealed that the Hybrid would draw features from the SX and ZR models.