Toyota is offering a cash rebate of RM8,000 to customers who purchase a Camry 2.5 Hybrid, available on a limited number of units and while stocks last.
The Camry 2.5 Hybrid was the first in its class to qualify as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) by the Malaysian government under the National Automotive Policy when it was launched in April 2015, enabling the price to go down from over RM250,000 to around RM175,000.
Unlike the hybrid systems in models offered by some other brands, the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive could make use of either the engine or electric motor at any time, or even both when conditions require.
This way, the benefits of both power units can be used to maximum advantage to achieve the best driving performance as well as maximum fuel economy.
The system combines output from the 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder petrol engine and a small high-torque electric motor, producing a total output of 202hp with up to 213Nm of torque available from the engine and 270Nm from the electric motor.
Depending on driving conditions, it is possible to drive only using electric power up to 40km/h.
As with other Toyota hybrid models, the Camry Hybrid uses an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) -a power-splitting mechanism which transmits power from the engine to the generator as well as to the wheels – to deliver power to the front wheels.
The latest generation of such units developed by Toyota and offers enhanced driving performance, reduced energy drain and lower noise levels.
The electrical energy is stored in a battery pack which has high energy density and is constantly recharged as the car is in motion or even while braking, which comes with an eight-year warranty.
As with all Toyota models, the Camry 2.5 Hybrid comes with a five-year full warranty with unlimited mileage.
It is also possible to transfer the warranty if the car changes ownership within the first 5 years.