The battery warranty for both models has been extended to eight years or 1,60,000 kilometres.
On the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day today, Toyota has announced the extension of the battery warranty for its hybrid vehicles in India. Currently, Toyota India retails two hybrid electric vehicles - the Camry Hybrid and the Vellfire.
∙ Camry Hybrid, Vellfire battery warranty extended by 3 years
∙Existing customers can avail extended warranty at a special offer price
∙Toyota Belta expected to launch in the coming months
Toyota battery warranty extension: What’s to know?
Toyota has been offering a standard battery warranty of three years or 1,00,000 kilometres with the Camry Hybrid and the Vellfire thus far. However, August 1 onwards, the warranty will be extended to eight years or 1,60,000 kilometres (whichever comes first) for both models.
Existing owners of the Camry Hybrid and Vellfire, who’ve made the purchase in January 2019 and onwards, are also being offered the extended warranty at a special offer price. For information regarding the new extended warranty, customers can reach out to their nearest Toyota dealership. Alternatively, buyers can also refer to the Toyota Warranty and Maintenance Booklet which is provided after a new vehicle is purchased (effective August 1, 2021).
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. V. Wiseline Sigamani, Associate General Manager (AGM), Sales and Strategic Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “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, we continue to bring many smiles and peace of mind to customers buying a hybrid electric vehicle and enhancing the momentum of vehicle electrification in the country.”
Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Camry is Toyota’s flagship sedan in India and it rivals the likes of the Skoda Superb. The Camry Hybrid is available in a single, full-loaded variant that’s priced at Rs 40.59 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The sedan is powered by a 178hp, 2.5-litre petrol engine and 120hp electric motor, which develop a combined maximum output of 218hp.
Toyota Vellfire: more details
The Vellfire is a luxury MPV that’s currently priced at Rs 89.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is brought to India via the CBU route. The Toyota Vellfire is powered by a 117hp, 2.5-litre petrol engine that’s coupled with two electric motors – 143hp front and 68hp rear – which are mounted on each axle. The setup has an ARAI-rated 16.35kpl fuel efficiency figure.
Toyota in India
Aside from the Camry Hybrid and Vellfire, Toyota India also sells the Glanza hatchback, the Urban Cruiser compact SUV, the Yaris sedan, the Innova Crysta MPV and the Fortuner SUV. Moving forward, Toyota is understood to be gearing towards introducing two new mass market products in India – a mid-size sedan and a MPV. The mid-size sedan will be based on the Maruti Ciaz and is expected to berebadged as the Toyota Belta,while the MPV will be based on the popular Ertiga. Toyota is also expected to launch its pick-up,the Hilux, in India in the coming months.