Toyota Hybrid

Toyota’s 4th-generation SELF-CHARGING HYBRID technology delivers powerful yet seamless acceleration and ride comfort. Without the need of external electric power source, the technology offers five benefits, including fuel economy and factory warranty for the battery of the hybrid system, for a cleaner future with low emission.


In general, hybrid technology is divided into the following four categories. Toyota makes the use of a parallel hybrid system to maximize the power and fuel efficiency in a class of its own.

Parallel Hybrid

Engine of Parallel Hybrid system supplies power for the motor and battery. It can also improve fuel economy by directly propelling the vehicle.

Full Hybrid

Electric motor of Full Hybrid system provides sufficient power for normal driving without using the engine. Full Hybrid includes Series Hybrid and Parallel Hybrid.

Series Hybrid

Engine of Series Hybrid system is used to generate electricity for the motor or storage in the battery.

Mild Hybrid

Mild Hybrid system uses an integrated starter / generator alongside the engine and transmission system. It provides power during acceleration and facilitates regenerative braking. The vehicle is powered by the engine and transmission system during normal driving.

How Do Hybrid Cars Work?

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The hybrid vehicle is powered by electric motor up to 15km/h when pulling away from a stop. The electric motor also powers the hybrid vehicle when it is put in reverse. The hybrid vehicle is powered by both the electric motor and petrol engine during normal cruising. Excess power is converted into electricity that can be stored in the battery for later use.

The hybrid vehicle is powered by petrol engine and electric motor during acceleration. At the same time the petrol engine also powers the generator and the electric motor alongside the battery. The hybrid vehicle will use the regenerative braking system during braking. The spinning wheels power the generator to produce electricity and store it in the battery. Both petrol engine and electric motor are turned off as the vehicle reaches a complete stop. The battery continues to provide electricity for the audio system, air conditioning, lights, etc.

The hybrid vehicle is powered by petrol engine during high speed cruising to ensure spectacular performance.

What are the advantages of Hybrid cars?

Fuel Efficiency

Self-Charging With Enhanced Fuel Economy: regenerative braking of Toyota hybrid vehicle converts kinetic energy into electric energy during deceleration and braking to recharge the battery without the need for external plug-in power. Enjoy improved fuel economy of hybrid technology.

Clean Energy

Cleaner Future (Eco-friendly): set the standard for sustainability as the electric motor reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind: The lifespan of hybrid vehicle and battery depends on various factors including weather conditions and driving habits. Hybrid vehicles purchased before January 1, 2019 can enjoy 7-year or 100,000 km (whichever comes first) factory warranty for main battery of the hybrid system.

Ride Comfort

Quiet ride: Electric motor of Toyota hybrid vehicle works seamlessly with petrol engine to offer comfortable rides.

Why are Toyota Hybrids so

Power Split Device (PSD) of Toyota’s parallel hybrid system seamlessly distributes power to generator of Toyota hybrid vehicle. It works with electric-continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) to optimise performance of the petrol engine.

The “B” mode of Toyota hybrid helps slow down the vehicle when descending a hill. Electric motor will power the generator during deceleration to produce electricity and keep the brakes from being overloaded. Due to limited capacity, battery of the hybrid system will get fully charged easily when descending a hill. The “B” mode can serve as regenerative braking while the gear ratio will also be optimised during regenerative braking to ensure safe yet cost effective braking performance.

Other than one particular set of epicyclic gears, the whole mechanism is controlled electronically with static point contact to ensure reliability and durability.

Hybrid Range

Toyota hybrid lineup is thoughtfully designed to meet your needs, including Corolla Cross, RAV4, C-HR, Sienta, Alphard and taxi. Find out more about affordable monthly financing plans, Toyota MaxValue for your dream car.

Hybrid FAQ

Toyota Self-Charging Hybrid uses both an electric motor and petrol engine to drive the vehicle, without the need of external electric power source. Depending on your driving conditions, you can get zero fuel consumption, zero tailpipe emissions and a near-silent drive for up to 50% of your urban journeys according to Toyota Hybrid Experience figures.

The pioneering battery technology in a Toyota Hybrid is engineered to last. Every vehicle can enjoy 7 years or 100,000 km (whichever comes first) factory warranty for the battery of the hybrid system. The hybrid system and hybrid battery will be checked by Toyota technicians to ensure it is in top condition.

Toyota Hybrid can save you money by using less fuel through the use of the electric motor. Up to half of urban journeys could be on electric power alone. Not only can you save fuel, Toyota Hybrids are also more affordable to service. With parts like brake pads wearing less, service costs are no more expensive than a conventional car.

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