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News   August 14, 2012   by Auto Service World

Toyota Launches Certified Used Hybrid Vehicle Program

Toyota has announced that it will now be offering “certified used” hybrid vehicles at its dealer network in Canada.

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 for these hybrid vehicles.

“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.”

Toyota Certified Used Vehicles include a CarProof Vehicle History Report, are subject to a 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 other 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 reconditioned, then backed by Toyota’s warrant 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,” Wearing concluded. “