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Toyota Camry Hybrid

SUV’s are in the news so much these days, now representing 48 percent of the vehicle market so its easy to overlook what’s happening in sedans – we’ve lost Commodore and Falcon but still have Toyota’s Camry sedan, fully imported these days of course but still our biggest selling sedan – available in nine models, three of which are petrol/electric hybrids. Toyota having enormous success this year with its hybrid drive trains particularly with its RAV 4 SUV which is in huge demand. And of course our  taxi fleet these days is made mostly by Camry hybrids – I grabbed one this week always asking the driver how their hybrid is performing – an April 2017 model it had travelled 484,480 kilometres still on its original engine and gearbox, still with its original battery pack, never uses oil but serviced regularly, returns 6.5L/100k’s, 43 miles per gallon, and the front disc pads weren’t replaced until 400,000 kms. Now that really is economical motoring.

I’m David Berthon

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