In line with its commitment to encourage the adoption of electrified vehicles, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the extension of battery warranty for its Self-charging Hybrid Electric Vehicles (SHEVs) in India. The warranty is extended from the existing three years or 100,000 kilometres to eight years or 160,000 kilometres (whichever comes first) for all its SHEV models – Toyota Camry & Vellfire, sold with effect from 1st August 2021. The announcement also coincides with the important occasion of “World Nature Conservation Day” observed worldwide on 28th July.
TKM’s new 2021 hybrid electric vehicle battery warranty is the longest warranty period offered in the industry and is available to all the owners of Toyota SHEVs. The latest move is yet another initiative by TKM to catalyse the shift from conventional internal combustion engine vehicles to SHEVs and ultimately to a wide range of electrified vehicles as practical and accessible mobility solutions in the future. As a pioneer in hybrids and a global portfolio spanning all electrified technologies, TKM was the first carmaker to bring hybrid electric vehicles to the Indian market with products such as the Prius and Camry.
Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, Mr V. Wiseline Sigamani, Associate General Manager (AGM), Sales and Strategic Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “Toyota has been at the forefront of global vehicle electrification for more than two decades now. In India too, TKM was among the first automakers to introduce SHEVs in the market. Self-charging Hybrid Electric Vehicles, which have both a petrol engine and electric powertrain, are extremely environment friendly, while requiring no behavioural changes at the customer’s end. Hybrids can run 40% of the distance and 60% of the time as an electric vehicle with a petrol engine shut off, as proven in a study by iCAT, a Government testing agency. This gives hybrids tremendous fuel efficiency improvements of 35 to 50% and much lower carbon emissions. In India, over the years (cumulative), sale of Toyota Camry Hybrid vehicles alone has resulted in CO2 emission reduction of over 18 million kilograms and fossil fuel savings of over 7.6 million litres. With customers being the first priority, Toyota has been unceasingly striving to offer diverse service schemes. Through the longer battery warranty, which is the most comprehensive coverage in the market today.”
Furthermore, the existing 4th generation SHEV customers (for purchases made January 2019 onwards) are offered similar warranty benefits at a special offer price.