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Hybrids... what even are they?
Today, just about any mention of the word 'hybrid' should bring to mind a vehicle that combines an internal-combustion engine with advanced electrification – designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and increase driving range.
The benefits go further than that, too: hybrid technology also delivers superior cabin ambience, quicker acceleration through electrification, and a smoother overall drive.
And, as a pioneer in the field, spotting a hybrid will most often mean spotting a Toyota. In 2017 alone, Toyota sold 1.52 million hybrid vehicles around the world, adding to a total that now exceeds 11.47 million. Not bad for an electrified range that began with the Prius in 1997 and now also includes – in Australia alone – the Prius c, Prius v, Corolla Hybrid and the star of our video above, the latest Camry Hybrid. That line-up of five hybrid cars will grow to eight by 2020.
But what exactly is a hybrid? To help uncertain buyers better understand the benefits of hybrid technology, Toyota set CarAdvice the challenge of showing some of our more skeptical readers what the Camry Hybrid has to offer. Catch the video above.