TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. is set to offer the new RAV4 hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) in February as part of efforts to expand its range of HEVs available in the country.

In a statement on Friday, the company said the planned launch of the new RAV4 HEV next month will bring its available hybrid models to five, with the Prius, Corolla Altis HEV, Camry HEV, and Corolla Cross HEV.

“The rapid succession of Toyota’s HEV model introductions in the country is an indicator that hybrid cars are now mainstream,” Toyota Philippines First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations Sherwin Chualim said.

“Filipinos are ready for energy efficient mobility options with less emissions, and hybrids offer choices that are practical and ready to use in our existing infrastructure and road conditions,” he added.

The automaker said the full features and specifications of the new RAV4 HEV will be revealed soon in the company’s website and social media channels.

The suggested retail price of the vehicle is expected to start at P2,157,000, it said, while inquiries for reservations will begin on Jan. 17.

“On top of the self-charging hybrid technology, no need to plug in, the New RAV4 HEV is expected to carry more exciting innovation and technology, like advanced safety features, Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) development, combined with the signature quality, durability, and reliability, suitable for the brave and adventurous,” it said. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave