Toyota Ireland has launched the ‘Hybrid Challenge’ promotion to encourage car buyers to switch to a hybrid car.

The deal goes like this: buy a 162 Toyota Hybrid, and if you don’t like it, you can hand it back within six months and Toyota will swap it for the equivalent 171 petrol or diesel model, absolutely free.

To qualify for the Hybrid Challenge offer, you just have to take a free 24 hour test drive in a Toyota hybrid model of  your choice, and then purchase a 162 Toyota hybrid before July 31st 2016.

Toyota currently sells six hybrid models in Ireland: Yaris Hybrid, Auris Hybrid, RAV4, Prius, Prius + and Auris Touring Sports Hybrid.

Toyota Ireland are confident that you will love your new hybrid. Speaking about the new promotion, Michael Gaynor, Marketing Director, Toyota Ireland said, “With the Hybrid Challenge, we are providing the easiest, most risk free way for Irish drivers to explore a better way of driving, and are so confident that once people experience driving a Toyota hybrid they will love the smoother, quieter, more stress free drive and won’t want to ever switch back.”

Toyota list a number of benefits to driving hybrid including up to 40% better fuel efficiency than an equivalent diesel engine, about 30% less maintenance costs due to a variety of reasons including the fact that hybrids don’t have a clutch and have less wear and tear on items like brake discs and tyres, low CO2 emissions and the affordability of the Toyota hybrid range.

Caroline Kidd