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Topic # 199252 10-Aug-2016 10:52
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Inevitable just happened: Toyota Introduced today Corolla Hatch Hybrid in New Zealand - 4.1L/100km

 

They are also targeting Business Owners offering Lease options.

 

For business with a lot of travel it is awesome - savings on gas would be substantial!

 

For private low daily commute the difference in $12K over the normal Corolla Hatch is hard to justify with the existing gas prices

 

Ex-lease after 3 years will be extremely popular and perhaps more affordable (around $20K I guess) and my Hybrid Battery Rebuild Business has just got another inspiration to exist and grow into the future!

 

 


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  Reply # 1607525 10-Aug-2016 12:06
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North Shore Toyota have had one on demo for about two weeks now.
Quite impressed. Although the $40K+ price tag may be an impediment. At last they have released a hybrid vehicle here that isn't totally fugly.




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  Reply # 1608533 10-Aug-2016 13:08
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Dingbatt: North Shore Toyota have had one on demo for about two weeks now.
Quite impressed. Although the $40K+ price tag may be an impediment. At last they have released a hybrid vehicle here that isn't totally fugly.

 

They announced it today on Facebook with the link leading to the page with the 38K pricetag. I expect that to drop in about a year.

 

Corolla Hybrid Sedan has been released in Japan. 

 

The best thing is that majority of models use the same standard battery modules - NP2 from EV Energy (Panasonic) making them much easier to replace and sourse form other models.

 

That is very smart decision from the manufacturing and further support point of view.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1608601 10-Aug-2016 14:01
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So since you are 'in the business', how much does it cost to replace the batteries in a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid?




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Dingbatt: North Shore Toyota have had one on demo for about two weeks now.
Quite impressed. Although the $40K+ price tag may be an impediment. At last they have released a hybrid vehicle here that isn't totally fugly.

 

That's not a completely intolerable price.

 

It's more than our 2.5L Mazda cost with medium trim, but the Mazda uses 8.5L/100km (our actual average not official figures) so twice the fuel bill.

 

But they have underspec'd the hybrid model - no leather, no sat nav ....

 

 





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  Reply # 1608694 10-Aug-2016 15:41
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No Leather or Nav in the Corolla Hybrid, which is kind of strange where the top Petrol (Levin SR) does, and costs $2K less.

 

 


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RUKI:

 

Inevitable just happened: Toyota Introduced today Corolla Hatch Hybrid in New Zealand - 4.1L/100km

 

They are also targeting Business Owners offering Lease options.

 

For business with a lot of travel it is awesome - savings on gas would be substantial!

 

For private low daily commute the difference in $12K over the normal Corolla Hatch is hard to justify with the existing gas prices

 

Ex-lease after 3 years will be extremely popular and perhaps more affordable (around $20K I guess) and my Hybrid Battery Rebuild Business has just got another inspiration to exist and grow into the future!

 

 

Easy to justify if one understands CO2 emissions are greatly reduced. 

 

At some point each of us has to look beyond the immediate "my money, now" aspect and think about the bigger picture.  

 

You buy less petrol AND greatly reduce your emissions. That would have cash value if we had a carbon tax built into petrol pricing. Just one more way this government is a major #FAIL. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1609876 10-Aug-2016 23:26
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Dingbatt: ... how much does it cost to replace the batteries in a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
ODO over 250.000K? Or just looking into the future? 4 years with normal usage (e.g. 10K Kms p.a.) - too early even to think about it.

 

 




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  Reply # 1610047 11-Aug-2016 11:54
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Linuxluver:

 

... greatly reduce your emissions....

 

 

You just reminded me to mention this:

 

Both EVs and Hybrids (in EV mode) - such a good feeling of a fresh air when pulling out of the driveway and not backing into the exhaust fumes and similarly driving inside the ground floor garage without inhaling all those fumes... You can also park backwards in the garage if the need be which is a no-go with the ICE car for the safety reason...


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Linuxluver:

 

At some point each of us has to look beyond the immediate "my money, now" aspect and think about the bigger picture.  

 

You buy less petrol AND greatly reduce your emissions. That would have cash value if we had a carbon tax built into petrol pricing. Just one more way this government is a major #FAIL. 

 

 

Making ICE vehicles more expensive to run doesn't necessarily stimulate conversion to an EV.

 

EVs cost more and finance/deprecation is the biggest cash-outflow of vehicle ownership.  Fuel tax by comparison is a second order cost for most drivers.

 

You would have to increase petrol taxes to an economically ruinous extent (doubling or tripling pump price) to make a difference to behaviour.

 

 

 

 





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Linuxluver:

 

You buy less petrol AND greatly reduce your emissions. That would have cash value if we had a carbon tax built into petrol pricing. Just one more way this government is a major #FAIL. 

 

Liquid Fossil Fuels in NZ have been liable under the Emissions Trading Scheme since 2010, ( granted there is a $25/unit cap and a 2:1 (due to end in 2018) - but the European carbon market price has not been higher than that since 2010 anyway)

 

So to say there is no carbon price on fuel in NZ is incorrect, whether the price is high enough is another matter....


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  Reply # 1610991 12-Aug-2016 22:07
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That pricing ($38,490 +ORC) seems very high compared to the other Toyota hybrids. Basically the same as the base Camry hybrid, and roughly 10K more than the Prius C.

 

It is spouse to be the best handling corolla though (it is the only one with independent rear suspension)


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RUKI:

Dingbatt: ... how much does it cost to replace the batteries in a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
ODO over 250.000K? Or just looking into the future? 4 years with normal usage (e.g. 10K Kms p.a.) - too early even to think about it.


 



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  Reply # 1611017 13-Aug-2016 07:35
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Dingbatt: ... how much does it cost to replace the batteries in a 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
ODO over 250.000K? Or just looking into the future? 4 years with normal usage (e.g. 10K Kms p.a.) - too early even to think about it.


 



Maybe it's an ex Auckland taxi


Neither. Just looking at the lifetime cost of ownership. We don't change or cars often. If it costs 8-10k to replace batteries, then that is something that has to be considered.




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  Reply # 1611020 13-Aug-2016 08:03
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RUKI:

 

Inevitable just happened: Toyota Introduced today Corolla Hatch Hybrid in New Zealand - 4.1L/100km

 

....

 

Ex-lease after 3 years will be extremely popular and perhaps more affordable (around $20K I guess) and my Hybrid Battery Rebuild Business has just got another inspiration to exist and grow into the future! 

 

 

In this country when demand is high, prices become astronomical. I am guessing if they don't sell a lot of new, the used will retain some decent value. Whatever price the imports command, NZ New tends to be much higher


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  Reply # 1611024 13-Aug-2016 08:33
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Scott3:

 

That pricing ($38,490 +ORC) seems very high compared to the other Toyota hybrids. Basically the same as the base Camry hybrid, and roughly 10K more than the Prius C.

 

It is spouse to be the best handling corolla though (it is the only one with independent rear suspension)

 

 

Corolla is an expensive model, not sure why, the Aurion can be gotten for cheaper 


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