Toyota win Parkers and Carbuyer Awards 2023
Distinctly different Toyota models have been recognised in the 2023 Car Buyer Used Car Awards, with honours for the hybrid pioneer Prius and the “invincible” Hilux pick-up.
Prius collected the award for Best Used Hybrid, with Car Buyer Editor Richard Ingram commenting: “There’s a good reason you see so many Toyotas lining our city streets. The Prius’s urban fuel consumption is exceptional and has the potential to dramatically slash your fuel bills.
Our Best Used Hybrid car arguably makes more sense now than it did when it was new.” Turning to Hilux, winner of the Best Used Pick-up award, he added: “Pick-up buyers need a vehicle that is practical, versatile and easy to live with. With up to 10 years’ warranty, this is a truck you can depend on.”
Customers for all used Toyota vehicles up to 10 years old or with up to 100,000 miles on the clock can take advantage of a manufacturer’s warranty package that provides 12 months’/10,000 miles’ cover each time they take their car or van to an official Toyota workshop for a qualifying service. The warranty is provided at no extra cost, up to a limit of 10 years/100,000 miles.
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Honours for Proace City and Hilux at the Parkers Awards
The Toyota Proace City has been awarded Best Small Van for the third consecutive year and the Toyota Hilux has won Pickup of the Year at the 2023 Parkers Awards.
Keith Adams, Editor of Parkers, said: “The Proace City’s winning ways continue, taking top spot in this category for the third year in a row. It’s great to drive, with efficient, refined diesel engines and a comfortable cab. And the best models will carry over a ton of payload, which makes it highly useful for such a small van. We’ve singled it out for its amazing aftersales package, which includes up to 10 years of warranty cover, plus impressive dealer support. This is a great small van that’s elevated over its siblings thanks to the ownership experience.”
Turning to the Toyota Hilux he added: “Few vehicles are as at home in hardcore terrain, yet the Hilux is greatly improved on road in recent years thanks to its powerful 2.8-litre diesel engine and suspension that has been refined to improve its ride. There is a GR Sport model coming at the end of 2022 that will add more styling flourishes to the already smart top-trim versions. On top of all this, is the up-to-10-year warranty – both a sign that Toyota has confidence in its products, but also a reassurance that the brand will have your back should things go wrong.”