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Sharp rates for Toyota Corolla Hybrid Toyota has actually announced its Corolla Hybrid variant will sit between the SX and ZR hatch variants, priced at $26,990. At that rate the petrol/electric Corolla variant is simply $1000 more than the smaller sized Prius C i-Tech and about $8000 less than the base model Prius. Fitted with technical features to distinguish it from other Corolla variations, the Corolla Hybrid utilizes the exact same fundamental power-sharing drivetrain and battery storage of the Prius, but cannot match the fuel economy of the dedicated hybrid. Combined-cycle fuel usage figures for the 2 automobiles offer the win to the Prius (3.4 L/100km) and runner-up status to the Corolla Hybrid with 4.1 L/100km. Like the Prius, the Corolla Hybrid’s 1.8-litre engine is Euro 5-compliant and produces 100kW, complemented by the 60kW electric motor. With the vehicle’s battery pack located under the rear seat, the Corolla Hybrid maintains the 360-litre baggage capacity of the traditional hatches. In addition to the petrol/electric drivetrain, the Corolla Hybrid also features a double-wishbone independent rear suspension system and an electronically-controlled braking system with bigger front brake disc rotors (measuring 296mm x 28mm). The boosted devices is drawn from the Corolla ZR and consists of dual-zone environment control, auto-levelling bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry/ignition, satellite navigation with live traffic updates, Toyota Link connectivity and a 4.2-inch TFT infotainment screen. Standard safety set shared with Corolla variants throughout the range makes up 7 airbags, reversing electronic camera, stability and traction control and anti-lock brakes. The Corolla Hybrid rides on 16-inch alloy wheels and is trimmed in black material upholstery. Eight colours are on offer. “Corolla hybrid offers Australian vehicle drivers all the advantages of the world’s all-time very popular car and the world’s best-selling hybrid technology,” stated Toyota Australia’s executive director sales …
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Automobile dealerships prompt client caution A new tax law has actually pushed up vehicle rates, but market figures are alerting consumers to be vigilant against dealers attempting to charge greater costs on vehicles untouched by the brand-new levy. Vehicles that have actually already been imported and registered with the Roadway Transportation Administration Department are exempt to the brand-new tax, so dealerships have no cause to charge higher prices, stated automobile industry figures. However some sellers have still treked costs on existing stock, which has pressed rates up by around K2 million since the brand-new tax law was passed in January, they said. According to the new law, as of June 1 anybody imports an automobile worth between K1 million and K30 million pays 15 percent of the value. The tax increases to 20pc for automobiles valued in between K30 million and K100 million, and 30pc for anything above K100 million. The new levies remain in addition to existing tasks and customs charges and as of June 9 the government had actually imposed a 15pc tax on 130 automobiles to raise over K172 million, stated U Than Htun Aung, a representative from the Internal Profits Department. But U Aung Naing Htun, director of Sakura car sales centre, stated clients must be aware that dealers are not paying greater taxes on cars imported before June 1. He recommended purchasers to consult qualified specialists to assist figure out when a car had been imported. “If not they could end up paying a high price for a car [exempt from the new tax],” he stated. But the tax has still impacted rates on automobiles not covered by the task. Many individuals import cars utilizing an exchange system, where they hand over an existing automobile to the RTAD and receive a slip permitting them to import another. These imports will not be subject to the brand-new tax, however this exemption has actually made the exchange route more popular among importers and so the rate of pre-owned slip rates has actually increased. Slip rates had been stable at K8 million to K8.5 million but because the brand-new tax law was passed in January the price has actually risen to K10 million, said U Aung Naing Htun. At …
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