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Busting Hybrid Myths with the New Look Hybrid C-HR

Posted: 15/01/2020


The new look C-HR is here, and it comes in the long awaited Hybrid option! So we thought it best to clarify a few misconceptions of the hybrid range and what it means for new look C-HR.

Myth #1: Hybrid C-HR needs to be plugged in.

Come on… We certainly don’t expect you to remember to plug in your Hybrid car when it’s a daily struggle for us all to remember to plug in our phones overnight! This is completely false and you are probably confused between Hybrid and electric cars. Unlike an electric car, a Hybrid car does not need to be plugged into a wall to be charged!

Hybrids are just that, a combination between of a petrol motor and an electric motor –the latter is powered by a battery; Because hybrids have a petrol motor, the car still requires petrol to keep it going, it just uses less!


Myth #2: Hybrid C-HRs are far more expensive.

Not true… anymore. The cost of a Hybrid compared to a petrol vehicle has decreased dramatically over the years. When you think about the savings on petrol over the years, can you really afford not to go Hybrid?


 Myth #3: Hybrid C-HR has new unknown technology.

Not true. Toyota released the first petrol-hybrid model, the Prius, back in 1977! Over the last 20 years, Toyota has continued to be at the forefront of the industry, bringing a range of hybrid cars – Prius, Corolla Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Rav 4 Hybrid- AND NOW C-HR Hybrid!


 Myth #4: Hybrid C-HR doesn’t have good  ‘performance’.

Untrue. Hybrid technology has been around for a very long time and is well established, but the way in which we are able to harness this technology and improve on it is an ever expanding area of development. With all of the recent development in Hybrid cars, the New- Look C-HR is at the forefront of hybrid performance and is certain not to disappoint!


Myth #5: Hybrid C-HR requires extra maintenance.

This is false. At Sunshine Toyota, our specially trained Technicians know exactly how to service all Hybrid vehicles just like they would any other vehicle. Hybrids should have reduced maintenance costs because the engine shuts down when the electric motor takes over at idle or low speeds. Of course, during regular maintenance checks, the battery should be checked. Toyota batteries come with an 8-year or 160,000 km warranty (whichever comes first). Like any car ‘part’ that needs replacing, our service advisors will notify you of this when the time comes. Don’t forget all new Toyota vehicles now come with 5-year manufacturer warranty so you can have peace of mind when choosing Hybrid!


Hybrid vehicles at Sunshine Toyota, your local dealership on the Sunshine Coast

If you are in the market for the New-Look C-HR Toyota Hybrid, you can book a test driveenquire online or explore Sunshine Toyotas full range of Hybrid vehicles.

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