Toyota New Zealand has confirmed today that it has no plans to bring in an electric Hilux in the next 18 – 24 months.
“I’d like to reiterate that we do not have any plans for a battery electric Hilux in our line-up in the next 18 – 24 months,” says Neeraj Lala, Toyota New Zealand Chief Executive Officer.
“It is irresponsible to suggest that customers stop buying non-electric vehicles immediately until there is an electric option available. The range and volumes of EV’s needed to meet demand is simply not available, and many customers still need a vehicle to transport their family or operate their business.”
There have been 5,296 EV sales over the last five years, and of these 45% fall into the luxury market. In comparison, there have been 23,257 hybrid sales over the same period.
“Our extensive hybrid range has allowed us to contribute to 43% of the overall reduction of CO2 emissions over the past five years in New Zealand,” says Mr Lala. “Hybrid technology is more readily available and is significantly more affordable for everyday kiwis. Battery electric technology is coming but is not quite there yet.”
“As a brand we are focused on achieving affordability of low emission technology for everyday kiwis, not just the top 2%.”
Globally launched today, the new Land Cruiser 300 epitomises the quality, reliability, durability, and safety that customers have come to expect of the Land Cruiser badge, in an all-new modern package.
In New Zealand’s rugged terrain there are times when you just need a big strong diesel engine, a ladder chassis, and a terrific four-wheel drive system. The new Land Cruiser 300 has all those attributes and more.
It remains the benchmark for a go-anywhere, conquer-anything four-wheel drive. It marries that extreme functionality with a premium interior fit-out, contemporary exterior styling and the latest in driver assistance technology.
The legend, redesigned. The All-New Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series has been unveiled globally, showcasing 70 years of world-class design. Featuring a more powerful twin-turbo V6 diesel engine and improved capabilities on and off the road, the #LC300 lives up to expectation. Coming to the team at Bowater Toyota towards the end of October, you can get your name on the list now.Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Thursday, 10 June 2021
Toyota has revealed today at Shanghai Motor Show, the BZ4X concept vehicle, a hero of their global electrification future with an aim of electrifying the range by 2025.
Toyota has stated that there will be seven BZ models to be launched globally by 2025 starting with the BZ4X. BZ stands for Beyond Zero highlighting the direction of the company towards future electrified powertrains.
“The Beyond Zero (BZ) range will be introduced in New Zealand to strengthen our range of electrified vehicles and achieve affordable mobility for all,” says Neeraj Lala, Toyota New Zealand Chief Executive Officer.
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