Toyota launches Canada’s first Certified Used Hybrid Vehicle program

Program ensures Canadians can buy the most proven, most popular hybrids with confidence

(TORONTO, ON – August 13, 2012) Drivers have purchased more than 69,000 Toyota Hybrid Vehicles since the first Prius arrived in Canada in 2000. Now, responding to customer demand for the most proven hybrid models in the country, Toyota has expanded its popular Certified Used Vehicle program with a special program designed to enable Canadians to buy previously-owned hybrid models with maximum confidence.

“The Toyota Certified Used Hybrid Vehicle program is the first of its kind in Canada, and is a testament to Toyota’s industry-leading experience in building, selling and servicing Canada’s best selection of fuel-efficient, low-emissions, advanced technology vehicles,” said Tony Wearing, Senior Managing Director, Toyota Canada Inc. “Hybrids are as reliable, and as easy to own and drive, as conventional vehicles – so it’s natural to build on our program for certified pre-owned vehicles with this new initiative tailored to those built around Toyota’s proven hybrid technology. Add in the ability to view Toyota Dealer hybrid inventories online plus special financing rates, and it’s never been easier to shop for the right hybrid vehicle.”

Regardless of powertrain, Toyota’s certified used vehicle programs are designed to help Canadian drivers enjoy unrivaled piece of mind, years of ownership satisfaction, and enhanced resale values.

Every Toyota Certified Used Vehicle includes a CarProof Vehicle History Report, is subject to a rigorous 127-point inspection plus extensive mechanical and appearance reconditioning. Certified vehicles also include a seven day/1,500 km exchange privilege, a free oil/filter change, membership in Club Toyota, a minimum of 12 months/20,000 kms powertrain and roadside assistance coverage.

Like every Toyota Certified used vehicle, Toyota certified used hybrid vehicles undergo a thorough inspection. A special 134-point inspection plan includes all hybrid components. Toyota Certified Used Hybrid Vehicles are meticulously reconditioned, then backed by Toyota’s comprehensive warranty. This is honoured at more than 1,400 Toyota Dealers in Canada and the United States, and includes Toyota’s eight-year/160,000 km warranty on all hybrid components.

“Toyota has sold more hybrids than any other manufacturer and the Toyota Certified Used Hybrid Vehicle program makes it easier than ever for Canadians to join the growing number of drivers who enjoy the many benefits of hybrid vehicle ownership,” Mr. Wearing concluded. “This new program is yet another example of why we have declared 2012 The Year of the Hybrid in Canada.”

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About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota offers the most fuel efficient passenger car fleet in Canada, led by the industry’s largest selection of advanced technology vehicles such as the Toyota Prius. With a rich history of respect for the environment, Toyota Canada Inc. and its Dealerships align with like-minded organizations including Evergreen and through the Toyota Canada Foundation, Earth Day Canada, Scientists in School and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), to make things better where we live, work and play. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.