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Eight-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty For All New Toyota Hybrids

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Hans March 23, 2015 17:48

All Toyota hybrid vehicles will now be covered by an 8-year/unlimited mileage warranty for the traction battery.

This was confirmed by Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor, at the line-off ceremony of the new Toyota Camry Hybrid earlier today.

The new 2.5-litre Camry Hybrid also previews the new design for all Camry models, will be launched in early April. Prices and specifications have yet to be announced but Datuk Ismet said it will be 'competitively priced, and will be below RM200,000,' at least until the end of 2015, where existing incentives for Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) expires.

The Camry Hybrid also replaces the existing Camry 2.5V model.

The warranty is also extended to the new customers of the Prius and Prius c, but as you've already know, both iconic hybrid models from Toyota have already been dropped from their existing model line-up and will only be available upon special request.

Unfortunately, the longer warranty coverage is not extended to existing customers who have purchased their Prius and Prius c before this.r

"We are not going to extend the same, but we will look at it from case to case and so far many of the cases, but we have [cases of batteries] exchanged for new batteries after the warranty period," said Datuk Ismet Suki, explaining that it is not possible extend the same coverage for Prius and Prius c models bought five years ago (Prius was launched in Malaysia in August 2009).   

All hybrid models past and present sold by UMW Toyota are equipped with Ni-Mh traction batteries. Li-on batteries are fitted into the Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the Prius v but these models were not sold in Malaysia.

 

 

 

About Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.

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