In 2016, Egypt Independent stated that Toyota Motor Corporation was planning to launch plug-in hybrid versions of the Toyota Corolla and Levin in China by 2018. Well, for all you Egyptian hybrid car enthusiasts, get your chequebooks ready! According to the recent conversation between the CEO of Toyota Egypt, Ahmed Monsef, and Daily News, Toyota is set to offer hybrid cars in Egypt very soon.
Did you know what Toyota’s sales of hybrid vehicles have reached 10 million cars in 90 countries? This has contributed to decreasing carbon emissions by 77 million tons, and the corporation is targeting 15 million vehicles in sales by 2020.
Presently, Toyota Egypt has now opened the doors for Egyptians to book their very own hybrid cars. The first, and probably the most popular, model is the Corolla Hybrid, which was introduced to the global market at the end of last year and will be priced at 700,000 LE.
For those who are interested in its technical specs, the vehicle relies on an internal combustion engine of four cylinders, 1.8L, with two electric motors fed through a 90 KW battery to boost total capacity to 121 HP at 5,200 RPM, and a torque of 104 NM at 3,600 RPM linked to a CVT transmission system. Moreover, it has the same exterior and interior design for the ordinary Corolla combustion engine with the same safety and luxury features, such as ABS, EBD, and VSC brakes, as well as the standard 4.2-inch information screen.
But that’s not all! The Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Mirai, and Prius are also featured in Toyota’s selection, with the latter chosen as the second most popular choice, according to Daily News. You can check out more details about the Prius on their website.
Monsef mentioned that hybrid cars will be most suitable for the Egyptian market, especially since they combine the internal combustion engine with the electric motor, and as we know, Egypt still does not have enough electric vehicle charging stations.