Meet Hybrid: your questions about hybrid vehicles answered

Toyota dealers are inviting anyone with questions about hybrid cars to a nationwide ‘Meet Hybrid’ event later this month.

This free event runs from 22-24 February (or 21-23 February in Northern Ireland). Curious car-buyers can pop in to their local dealer and meet our range of petrol-electric hybrids, including the all-new Toyota Corolla.

Meet Hybrid event

Then they can find answers to questions about anything related to the hybrid cars, including technology, reliability, cost of ownership and practicality.

Click here to discover the location of your nearest Toyota dealer

Answers to questions about hybrid will be supplied by specific windscreen stickers, information plinths or via the dealer staff.

Learn more: the benefits of driving a Toyota petrol-electric hybrid

Representatives will be on hand to continue the hybrid conversation and arrange test drives. They will also demonstrate the new Toyota Hybrid augmented reality application, which uses clever graphics to show customers how the Toyota C-HR’s hybrid system operates.

For starters, here’s an idea of the sort of questions that could be asked and answered during the Meet Hybrid event:

What is a Toyota Hybrid?

Toyota Hybrids switch seamlessly between two power sources. Sometimes they travel using the petrol engine. Sometimes they travel using their self-charging electric battery. And sometimes they travel using both at the same time.

Are Toyota Hybrids fuel efficient?

Yes, Toyota Hybrids are very economical. With the hybrid powertrain and ability to switch seamlessly between the petrol engine and electric battery, any fuel you put in goes further.

Are Toyota Hybrids reliable?

We’ve been perfecting our hybrid know-how for more than 20 years. Batteries are covered by a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty from new. In fact, we’re so confident in our technology that the warranty on our hybrid batteries can be extended up to 15 years by having an annual Hybrid Electric Service.

Are hybrids okay for motorway driving?

They’re better than just okay. Sometimes, when you need an extra boost of power, the electric motor kicks in to provide instant acceleration, which is always useful when overtaking long vehicles at motorway speeds.

We think the best way to get to know a hybrid is to meet one. So if you’re curious, come along to the open weekend to find out more about the innovative technology.


  1. Soon to take delivery of a hybrid Corolla.I am concerned about the numerous reports of catalytic converter thefts. I understand that there is currently no means of providing additional security by way of a Catloc device and was wondering of the possibility of fitting a tilt sensor to the factory fitted alarm or if this is inadvisable then installing one additional to the factory fit.
    Just hopeful of somehow providing increased security.

    1. Hi Bruce,

      Congratulations on your new car, and thanks for choosing Toyota. Thieves tend to target older vehicles like the 2nd generation Prius and Auris Hybrid due to the content of precious metal in the converter – our latest models use less. We only develop Catloc devices for cars that are specifically targeted, and we are urgently looking at a number of different solutions, but can’t discuss the exact nature of these here at the moment, for obvious reasons. We’ll hopefully have more news soon. Unfortunately we cannot officially recommend that you fit aftermarket parts, supplied by a third party company, to your car. Thanks.

  2. I love the new camry and was going to buy one but was put off by the fact it has a gpf. will this be as bad as the dpf as I only drive 15 miles a day. please advise

  3. Hello

    I must say it is an absolute pleasure to work on high voltage vehicles, I have seen my fair share of issues with vehicles.
    I am extremely impressed with the engineering and technology involved with the Toyota, I have literally had the vehicle to bits. Credited to Toyota they are extremely reliable and very well built.

    I highly recommend the Toyota Prius hybrid for all ranges of driving.

    Kind regards

  4. Hi, I recently bought RAV4 2021 model, awd-i, Excel trim, can you tell me please if my car has GPF or not? Thanks

  5. Hello,
    I recently bought RAV4 2021 model, awd-i, Luxury Premium trim, can you tell me please if my car has GPF or not?
    VIN: JTMD63FV20D019095
    Thank You!

    1. Hi Florin,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us.
      We are only able to provide information relating to UK specification vehicles, so we would recommend contacting the Toyota distributor in your region for further assistance.

  6. Hello There

    I have a recently bought a Toyota Yaris Hybrid VVT i triend 2013 model and I find using E10 petrol does not last long whilst driving. Wanted to know if its safe to use E5 petrol instead

  7. I have a 2021 Yaris Hybrid Excel. Can you please tell me what the function is of the two switches that closing the glove box door operate? If their function is disabled by default, how do I activate the function?

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your question.
      Please provide us with your Vehicle Registration so that we can look into this for you.

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