What are hybrid cars?

    It all started in the 19th century with an idea; to build a car that operates on both fuel and electricity. It was rather complicated to create a self-operating engine, however, so the idea did not see the light.

    Towards the end of the 20th century, change was evident as our environments evolved, and Toyota trailblazed developing the idea of a dual engine car. The Toyota Prius was released in 1997, and it was Toyota's first hybrid vehicle ever.

    Hybrid technology hinges on using electricity besides fuel to power the vehicle, where the needed energy is generated by the car's movement or braking. Toyota runs avid research and development on its hybrid engines, aiming to introduce an integrated driving experience through more advanced features, more efficient fuel consumption and better safety specifications for its vehicles.


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Efficient fuel consumption

As the self-charging batteries recharge while the car is in motion, fuel consumption substantially decreases by up to 30%, and driving and money-saving experiences are furthered.

Lower maintenance costs

Delicate car parts are used less frequently Since the fuel engine is not always in use, the car depends mainly on electric and brake power, and delicate car parts are used less frequently. This results in lower maintenance frequency and, in turn, costs.

More environmentally friendly

One of the main objectives behind hybrid cars is preserving the environment. Using electrical power vastly diminishes harmful emissions of gases and carbon dioxide from ordinary fuels in traditional vehicles.

Better vehicle acceleration

Electrically powered cars give better acceleration than traditional ones that depend solely on fuel. All you need to do is activate the engine and enjoy an unparalleled driving experience.

More mileage

Mileage on hybrid cars is incomparable, especially with traditional fuel engines. The advanced technology used in hybrids further driving distances by up to 25% on the same amount of fuel.

A multitude of features

Hybrid cars offer a myriad of advanced features, all with the aim to provide a more comfortable and enjoyable driving experience.

Advanced safety features

Safety is at the forefront of the hybrid car technology. Hybrids boast cruise control and airbags as well as the highest levels of safety in the Hybrid electric system.

It's quiet

Imagine driving noiselessly. Hybrid cars make 50% less noise than their traditional counterparts.



    In addition to your vehicle being covered by the manufacture warranty by (Toyota) for 3 -years or 100,000 kilometers, (whichever comes first), your vehicle also comes with a complimentary “Hybrid Extra Care Program” offer provided by “Abdul Latif Jameel” separately, which will start after the expiration of the manufacture warranty (refer hereafter as “The Program”) as follows:

    - it will covers your Toyota Hybrid vehicle from any included mechanical & electrical manufacture defects for 2 years or 60,000 kilometers (whichever comes first).

    - Exceptionally, the Hybrid Battery will be covered* separately for up to 5 years or 60,000 kilometers (whichever comes first).


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Your Questions, Answered

Your Questions, Answered

Are Hybrid Electrical Vehicle "HEV" reliable?

Do Hybrid Electrical Vehicle "HEV" require any special care to run, such as charging via a power outlet?

Do I have to drive differently in a Hybrid Electrical Vehicle "HEV"?

Do Hybrid Electrical Vehicle "HEV" generate large amounts of electromagnetic waves?

Are there any situations in which the engine does not stop?

Does regenerative braking affect brake feel and performance?

Are Hybrid Electrical Vehicle "HEV" able to perform engine braking?

What is the whirring sound heard during deceleration?

What is the high-pitched sound that can be heard during initial acceleration?

Why does the warning buzzer sometimes sound when stopped with the shift lever in the N range? Is it a malfunction?

Why do Hybrid Electrical Vehicle "HEV" seem to move slightly when starting the engine?

Why are hybrid vehicles (HV) getting so much attention?

Do Hybrid batteries need to be charged?

When is the gasoline engine assisted by the electric motor?

Is it possible to utilize the electric motor only in reverse mode?

It’s an HV, so why is the mid-range acceleration so good?

I’ve heard that HV brakes differ from those in conventional vehicles. Is this true?

Do you need any specialized knowledge to perform general maintenance?

Do HVs generate lots of electromagnetic waves?

Are there any specialized driving techniques required for HVs?

Are HVs able to operate in high heat climates?

How likely is an electric shock in an HV?

What advice do you have for drivers who want to maximize fuel efficiency?

Toyota Hybrid History

Toyota Prius sky blue 2000

Launch of the hybrid engine

With a capacity of 1.5l, and equipped with a VVT-I engine, the first generation of Prius hybrid was built with an electrical and fuel engine, with the possibility to balance the power of the 2 engines to suit the driving conditions. The system worked as a continuously changeable gearbox. The power was simultaneously spread on the engine, action group, and generator.

Toyota Camry  2001-2006

Enhanced second generation

By 2003, the first generation of Prius cars was 6 years old, and it was time for Toyota to launch its successor. The second generation of Prius was launched in the same year, and the hybrid system undertook its first major enhancement, which included an increased engine performance that saw the electrical system produce 50% power more than the first generation.

Toyota Yaris 2007 Hatchback

Overcoming sales barriers

In 2007, Toyota hybrid cars achieved a milestone in sales, as over a million vehicles were sold worldwide. Hybrid technology found its way to the higher tier, to fulfil the audience’s need for luxury and adhere to the overall direction set for hybrid vehicles sales.

Toyota Speedometer

Creative models

Up until 2010, Toyota’s efforts were essentially focused on Prius. However, in the same year, the company launched Oris, a small family car that relies on fuel and electricity like Prius, with a major advantage: its weight, that helps reduce the fuel consumption.

Toyota Prius 2016 Red

The first hybrid car in the Saudi market (Prius)

Abdul Latif Jameel, the authorized distributor of Toyota cars in the kingdom, officially announced the launch of Toyota "Prius " The first hybrid car in the Saudi market of Toyota.

Toyota Camry 2018

Second Toyota sedan in Saudi market (Camry Hybrid)

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018 The first medium-sized sedan in the kingdom is available with a self-loading operating system that combines two energy sources: gasoline and electricity

Toyota Rav4 2019

First 4x4 vehicle Rav in Saudi market

In 2019, Toyota launched 3 different models of hybrid cars, that include the all new Prius, Camry with the latest addition that the audience expects, and RAV4, the next family hybrid car. The future of hybrid at Toyota will be focused on creating versions of the existing hybrid vehicles, that will be able to rely solely on electrical power.