Today, thanks to those early adopters who gave Prius a chance, hybrids have grown in popularity, and have ridden a wave of success out of the unknown and into the mainstream. But if German sells more vehicles, all models combined, Toyota remains the undisputed champion of hybrid cars. "We are committed to continue working hand-in-hand with them to tackle global environmental issues", said Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Toyota and known as the father of the Prius.

Under the hood, the fourth-generation Prius gets the 1.8-litre petrol engine which generates 98PS of power at 5,200 rpm and 142Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by an electronically controlled CVT unit.

New Zealanders have bought almost 10,000 Toyota and Lexus hybrids since their introduction in 2003. The auto will continue to be available in six existing colours namely- True Blue Mica Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black and Dark Brown Mica Metallic.

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Its safety features include nine SRS airbags along with a knee bag, new tyre pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability control with traction control, rear seats with ISOFIX mounts and hill-start assist control. Due to a different methodology in measuring a car's electric mode range, the vehicles' range is listed in the United States as around 25 miles (40.2 kms).

Announcing the launch, Akitoshi Takemura, Sr. We are confident that the new and improved Camry Hybrid will further add to customer delight and help us spread awareness about the advantages of a strong hybrid technology. Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "Camry Hybrid is the first and the only strong hybrid vehicle to be manufactured in India". It seems like Toyota has chosen the moment wisely to launch a refreshed version of its Camry Hybrid in India. Countries are also starting to offer incentives and tax cuts for consumers who are buying electric or hybrid vehicles.