Impending hybrid SUV assault of no concern to Toyota
The battle lines have been drawn and Toyota is confident of sustaining its supremacy in the medium SUV segment with its all-conquering Toyota RAV4.
Mid-size SUVs out-sell every other vehicle type in Australia and the Toyota RAV4 is the most popular – something the Japanese giant says won’t change despite the impending arrival of two all-new hybrid rivals in the next-generation Hyundai Tucson (2021) and Nissan X-TRAIL (2022).
“I’m not surprised that other car companies are suddenly realising that hybrids are a credible, practical, affordable solution,” Toyota Australia sales and marketing chief Sean Hanley told carsales.
“We believe the RAV4 will hold its ground in this competitive segment and we know the extensive experience we have with hybrids over the last two decades will also hold us in good stead with our customers,” he added.
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