Best Hybrids In 2012

Published: July 7, 2021

Best Hybrids 2012 - Toyota plans to introduce six new electric vehicles in 2012. The cars will be hybrids for both the Toyota and Lexus luxury models. Some of these automobiles appear to be the best in the industry.

Toyota RAV4 - This could be the first eco-friendly crossover vehicle. Since 2004, the automaker has allowed Ford to have top-mpg bragging rights for SUVs with its 32-mpg Escape. Toyota has committed to an all-electric version of the RAV4 — developed in partnership with Tesla, which could be one of the best hybrids 2012.

Toyota Sienna Hybrid - Green-leaning sensible family folk have been screaming for a hybrid minivan for years. It appears that Honda will step forward with a hybrid Odyssey in the next couple of years. Could Toyota be far behind?

Toyota Yaris Hybrid - Just last week, Japanese media sources reported that Toyota will begin building a hybrid version of the Yaris next spring in France, mostly for the European market. The company has been hinting at a Prius Junior (or Scion iQ hybrid) for a couple of years — and has been downsizing its hybrids for European and Asian markets. With global economies of scale, a peewee Toyota hybrid could be very competitive on cost and could offer stellar fuel economy just in time for a potential return of $4 gas.

Toyota Corolla Hybrid - This one is a wild guess, but what other model could say more about Toyota’s desire to push hybrids into the mainstream than the Corolla? It would put gas-electric technology right at the heart of the Toyota brand. And with higher fuel-efficiency regulations operating on a sales-weighted basis, any kind of decent take-rate on a hybrid version of the Corolla would go a long way to meeting tougher standards.

Lexus Hybrids - The two new Lexus hybrids are harder to predict. That’s because there are already four Lexus hybrids on the market, and yesterday we reported that the 40-mpg-plus Lexus CT200h sporty compact hybrid could be on its way to the U.S. in 2011. If the introduction is pushed to 2012, then it could qualify as one of the six new hybrid models.

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