Hertz Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of our Hybrid rental vehicle class, leading the way in car rental innovation.
Introducing the Corolla Cross Hybrid
How does it work?
The HSD drive works by shunting electrical power between the two motor generators, running off the battery pack, to even out the load on the internal combustion engine. Since a power boost from the electrical motors is available for periods of rapid acceleration, the ICE can be downsized to match only the average load on the car, rather than sized by peak power demands for rapid acceleration.
The smaller internal combustion engine can be designed to run more efficiently. Furthermore, during normal operation the engine can be operated at or near its ideal speed and torque level for power, economy, or emissions, with the battery pack absorbing or supplying power as appropriate to balance the demand placed by the driver.
During traffic stops the internal combustion engine can even be turned off for even more economy. The combination of efficient car design, regenerative braking, turning the engine off for traffic stops, significant electrical energy storage and efficient internal combustion engine design give the HSD powered car significant efficiency advantages, particularly in city driving.
Top 5 things we LOVE about the new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
- Absolutely seamless and effortless to drive in traffic and on the open road.
- The power display mode (tap on it to make it full screen) on the centre console shows the driver and all passengers of the car exactly what is happening when, where and how.
- Built for comfort!
- The car goads you with its consumptions graphics to drive as economically as possible for as long as possible with the relevant consumption gains.
- Revved up towards achieving zero CO2 emissions!