France has been witnessing a hike in hybrid sales for the past few months. In fact, hybrid sales in the country have seen an increase of 46 percent. Taking advantage of the situation, Toyota has announced that it will sell 10,000 Yaris Hybrids in the French marketplace in the coming days.
The projected sale of Toyota Yaris Hybrid in the country is almost double the amount figured out by the company for this year. The US witnessed the sale of around 248,000 hybrids in September and it was more than the sale of the famed Toyota Prius.
The Toyota Yaris has made its global appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. The model comes with 100 horsepower and fuel efficiency of about 67 miles per gallon.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is powered by a 1.5 liter Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder petrol engine. The Hybrid Synergy Drive is made up of E-CVT and a small electric motor.
The nickel-hybrid battery consists of 120 individual cells. Although it is similar to the Toyota Auris, the battery is 20 percent smaller and 114 kg lighter.
The model is smaller, cleaner and, most importantly, cheaper than the established hybrid standard.