In the first 6 months of 2017, hybrid accounted for 28% of Toyota’s total sales volume. This has increased to 34% for the first month of the new 172 registration period. Demand for petrol electric hybrid in the core B, C and C-SUV segments continues to grow with hybrid accounting for 37% of all Yaris, 51% of all Auris and 76% for C-HR sales in July.
Along with the increase in hybrid sales there has been move back to conventional petrol powertrains by customers, most noticeably for the Corolla of which 40% of all sales in July were petrol, up from 17% in the same period last year.
“We are seeing that with all the public discussion around future powertrain availability, government bans and emission legislation, Toyota customers are increasingly moving to hybrid or back into petrol for their new car purchase. Toyota is the only car brand with seven different hybrid models as well as an extensive range of petrol engines to choose from”
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