As driving your first car goes, you want it to be easy to handle and quick to get used to; these are factors that the Toyota Yaris Hybrid looks to be offering so well, one of the country’s largest suppliers of driving school cars is backing the efficient hatchback with an order of more than 40 examples.
CA Cars, based in Leicester, specialises in hybrid vehicles and has signed for 10s of the most efficient Yaris model, with each one fitted with He-Man dual controls. This will provide their learner drivers with a fantastic introduction to hybrid cars.
Not only does the Yaris Hybrid offer cost-effective motoring for driving schools across the country, but also one of the smoothest and easy models to get hold of for first-time motorists.
Clara Gibson, CA Cars General Manager said: “As a business offering professional advice to potential and existing customers, we are pleased to use Toyota to support our growing operations.
“We are proud to specialise in hybrids and believe Yaris has the ideal characteristics for a reliable and economical driving school car. It’s prompted a great reaction from our customers, who appreciate the money they can save on fuel and running costs.”
Dave Watson, Managing Director of No Gears Automatic Driving School, is one of the satisfied customers. He said: “We changed to Yaris Hybrid because of the fantastic fuel economy. It has cut our instructors’ fuel bills by half, which is a huge saving given the amount of miles they do.
“We have also had positive feedback from our pupils, who absolutely love them. Our instructors rate them as a great car for teaching in, as well. As a national automatic driving school we think Yaris Hybrid promotes our image as a progressive business.”
CA Cars can offer the Yaris Hybrid in either its standard automatic form or as a manual with the 1.4-litre D-4D diesel engine, along with the He-Man controls for the instructor. The company will also extend its business with the introduction of the Auris.
Stuart Ferma, Toyota National Fleet Sales Manager, said: “We are delighted to provide the benefits of Toyota hybrid technology to driving schools and to further develop sales of Yaris Hybrid and Auris into this important market. Hybrid engines work at their peak performance at slow speeds, making them a great choice for driving instructors.”