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Toyota's top tips for best fuel economy

Want to get the very best out of your ground-breaking Toyota hybrid? We’ve gathered a number of toyota hybrid driving hints and tips t...

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Toyota must known facts for better maintainance.

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Here are 15 fun facts about Toyota.
1. Toyota was founded in 1937.
2. Toyota has created 365,000 jobs in the United States.
3. There are 1,506 Toyota, Scion and Lexus dealers in the United States.
4. The Toyota Prius is sold in more than 70 countries and regions.
5. Toyota came to America in 1957.
6. Toyota’s founder’s name is spelled T-O-Y-O-D-A.
7. The first cars launched by Lexus were the LS 400 and the ES 250.
8. It takes a Camry V6 190 feet of test track to stop from 70 mph.
9. Eight vehicles manufactured by Toyota won the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.
10.  Toyota has sold nearly 75 percent of all the hybrids in the United States.
11.  Toyota started by making automated looms in 1924. The profits were later used to invest in automobile production.
12.  The Toyota Supra was in production from 1978 to 2002.
13.  Scion was founded in 2002.
14.  Eighty percent of Toyotas sold 20 years ago are still on the road today.
15.  Toyota Motor North America headquarters are located in Torrance, California.

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Toyota's top tips for best fuel economy

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Want to get the very best out of your ground-breaking Toyota hybrid? We’ve gathered a number of toyota hybrid driving hints and tips that will help you to get the best from the Hybrid Synergy Drive system, improving fuel consumption of Toyota and getting you further for less!
Our full range of Toyota hybrids currently includes:
New Yaris Hybrid
Auris Hybrid 
Auris Hybrid Touring Sports
Seven-seat Prius+
Prius Plug-in
Whichever Toyota hybrid you’ve set your heart on, the following tips and pointers will maximise the range and fuel economy of your Toyota.

The basics

It’s not just toyota hybrids that benefit from the first seven tips – these will help to improve any car’s fuel efficiency:
1. Clear out the boot! Keeping the boot free of unnecessary weight will give your car  immediate boost in performance and economy.
2. Check your tyre pressures – dig out your owner’s manual, and do a weekly check to ensure that your tyres are correctly inflated in line with Toyota’s recommendation.
3. Think ahead – by planning your journeys, you can avoid traffic jams and minimise the likelihood of getting lost.
4. Shut up! Closing the windows and sun roof at speeds above 45mph will reduce drag, reducing fuel consumption.
5. Remove unused roof racks, boxes and bike racks – they’re a real drag too!
6. Steady as she goes – maintain a steady speed and don’t go over the speed limit.
7. Smoothly does it! Try to avoid sudden braking or acceleration.

Drive Modes

Toyota hybrids have four drive modes: Normal, EV, ECO and Power. When you first start your hybrid, the car defaults to the ‘Normal’ drive mode, which automatically manages the most efficient use of both the engine and the battery. Drivers can also select one of the car’s on-demand drive modes to achieve better fuel consumption in certain settings.
These drive modes are: EV Mode where the car is powered by the battery only during city driving, running near-silent and with no tailpipe emissions;ECO Mode that reduces A/C output and lessens throttle response to limit harsh acceleration; andPower Mode which boosts acceleration by using the hybrid battery to assist the petrol engine.
The shift lever offers four positions: R (Reverse), N (neutral), B (engine braking) and D (drive). For normal driving, D (drive) is absolutely fine, but should you need it, position B has the effect of engine-braking handy when descending a steep hill, for example. It’s not recommended to leave the car in position B for normal driving, mainly because you’d end up using more fuel than necessary.

Read the road ahead

Another great hybrid driving tip is to use the car’s battery whenever possible. You can do this in town and urban driving by accelerating to your required speed, easing off the accelerator and then gently easing the accelerator on again. By doing this, you can activate EV mode – indicated by the dashboard light – which means that the engine has switched off and you are using the electric battery.
Try to maintain a constant speed and, as always, it’s important to read the road ahead. By doing this, you can reduce the amount of unnecessary braking and accelerating, using less fuel. Braking slowly and gently also maximises the amount of energy recovered by the regenerative braking system on the car.

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