Toyota Aqua Hybrid NZ

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Is Toyota Aqua discontinued?

Toyota Aqua is no longer available as a new car in New Zealand. The last new Toyota Aqua cars were sold in New Zealand in 2018. The car was also known as Toyota Prius C in some countries. Toyota has since replaced the Aqua/Prius C with the Yaris Hybrid. Today, Toyota Aqua cars are imported as second-hand vehicles into New Zealand.

How long does a Toyota Aqua hybrid battery last?

The lifespan of a Toyota Aqua hybrid battery can vary depending on usage, driving conditions, and maintenance. Generally, the lifespan is believed to be around 10 years or 150,000km, whichever comes first. To maximize battery lifespan, it’s important to ensure the petrol engine is not under-performing and putting extra strain on the hybrid battery. This means regular servicing.

Is a Toyota Aqua the same as a Yaris?

The Toyota Aqua (also known as Toyota Prius C) is similar to the Toyota Yaris hybrid, but they are not identical. The new Yaris hybrid is the replacement for the Aqua in many parts of the world.

Does Toyota Aqua have a battery?

Yes, the Toyota Aqua (aka the Prius C) has a battery because it is a hybrid car. It has two power sources: a gasoline engine and an electric motor that's powered by a battery. The battery in the Aqua is a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery, a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in hybrid cars.

What is the fuel consumption of Aqua?

The fuel consumption of a Toyota Aqua in New Zealand can vary, due to driving habits, road conditions, and vehicle specifications. Reputable sources say the Toyota Aqua has an average fuel consumption of around 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres in combined city and highway driving conditions.

Is Toyota Aqua fuel efficient?

Yes, the Toyota Aqua is regarded as a fuel-efficient car due to its hybrid powertrain. The Aqua combines a petrol engine with an electric motor to provide power to the wheels, which helps to improve fuel economy and reduce fossil fuel emissions. The Aqua automatically switches between the petrol engine and electric motor to optimize efficiency based on driving conditions.

How many kilometers per liter does a Toyota Aqua get?

The NZ government’s rightcar website says the on-road fuel cost of the Toyota Aqua is estimated at $1,230 a year, based on driving 14,000 km per year. Other sources say the Toyota Aqua has an average fuel consumption of around 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres in combined city and highway driving conditions.

Is Toyota Aqua the same as Prius?

It’s not the same as the Toyota Prius that Uber drivers are known to drive, but it is the same as the Toyota Prius C. The Toyota Aqua/Prius C is smaller than a regular Prius.

How far can a Toyota Aqua go on a full tank?

A Toyota Aqua has a 36 litre petrol tank, which provides an approximate driving range of 1144kms. The actual distance you will travel on a full tank depends on driving style, speed, and road conditions.

Is Toyota Aqua the same as Yaris?

The Toyota Aqua looks similar to the Toyota Yaris, but they aren’t exactly the same. For a start, the Toyota Aqua is a hybrid, but an ordinary Toyota Yaris is petrol only. Recently, Toyota launched a Yaris hybrid.

How many batteries does a Toyota Aqua hybrid have?

The Toyota Aqua hybrid, aka Toyota Prius C, actually has two batteries. One is the hybrid battery, used to gain better fuel efficiency. The other is a 12-volt battery used for starting the petrol engine.

What petrol does a Toyota Aqua hybrid use?

The recommended petrol octane rating for a Toyota Aqua hybrid is 91 or higher. This recommendation also applies to a Toyota Prius C (same car, different name). If in doubt, consult your nearest Toyota service centre.

Are hybrids cheaper on fuel?

Yes, compared to a petrol car, a hybrid costs less to run. Hybrid vehicles combine a petrol engine with an electric motor to provide power to the wheels, which helps to improve fuel economy and reduce fossil fuel emissions. Hybrids automatically switch between the petrol engine and electric motor to optimize efficiency based on driving conditions.

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