Nope, this wasn’t a lucky contestant on the Price is Right. However, a very fortunate Toyota customer in Germany received a bonus second Toyota Auris Hybrid when they purchased the One-Millionth Toyota Hybrid to be sold in Europe.
When Victor Dugonics from Germany went to his local Toyota dealership in Dusseldorf to confirm delivery of his brand new Toyota Auris, the dealership surprised him and his wife with a second Auris Hybrid for one year completely free of charge.
Over the years, Toyota and Lexus have sold over eight million hybrid models worldwide since launching the original Prius in 1997. Currently, hybrid sales account for 23 per cent of what Toyota Europe sells yearly – with there being a whopping 14 hybrid models offered to the European market.
“The Auris is the best proof of success of Toyota’s hybrid drive: more than half of all Auris models sold in Western Europe are equipped with our efficient combination of electric motor and petrol engine, and the trend is growing,” Tom Fux, President of Toyota Deutchland said.
Toyota has always been a front runner, paving the way when it comes to environmental sustainability. Now, with the recent launch of its first mass-market hybrid vehicle, the Mirai, it aims to deliver on the company’s promise to reduce CO2 emissions down to zero by the year 2050.
And although the Auris is currently only available to the European market, here at Markville Toyota located at 5362 Highway 7 East in Markham, our staff will be more than happy to answer all your questions and get you behind the wheel of its Canadian cousin, the Prius.