Al-Futtaim Motors has announced an increase in its Toyota hybrid sales led by the Prius and Camry hybrid, registering 535 per cent and 430 per cent growth respectively in the first half of this year, in comparison to the same period in 2016.

In the UAE fleet business, over 1,000 Camry Hybrid vehicles have been an integral part for a number of taxi operators including Dubai Taxi Corporation, Cars Taxi, National Taxi, Metro Taxi, Arabia Taxi, Citi Taxi, Union Taxi and Emirates Cab, lessening the burden on the environment by contributing to cleaner, less polluted air in the country.

Saud Abbasi, managing director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “In light of the sustainability initiatives that the UAE government is implementing as part of its UAE Vision 2021, we take pride in being the pioneer in sustainable motoring and our customers’ confidence in our hybrid offerings reiterate our position. This positive growth for both the Prius and the Camry Hybrid are proof that our customers are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental and financial benefits of owning hybrid cars.”

Since its introduction in 1997 Toyota has sold over 3.7 million Prius around the globe, with cumulative hybrid sales surpassing 10 million since then, resulting in approximately 77 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions and saving approximately 29 million kilolitres of petrol.