There’s usually something at the cause of a shift in pattern, and looking past Black Friday’s whirlwind, there was a definite shift in consumer…
Buying a hybrid in South Africa isn’t easy. In fact, if you’re dead set on owning a petrol-electric vehicle, your local options are severely limited.
Of the small handful of hybrid models available, most are distinctly premium products, and thus priced well beyond the R700k mark. Only Honda (with its paradoxical CR-Z “sport hybrid coupe”) and Toyota offer examples that can be thought of as anything even close to affordable.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid, however, is the cheapest of them all. At R276 300, the range-topping Yaris isn’t exactly cut-price (seeing that it’s a B-segment hatchback), but the outlay is certainly far more palatable than that needed to purchase any other hybrid on sale in SA.
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