Wait times for hybrid versions of the new RAV4 should begin to shorten with Toyota Australia announcing it has secured additional supply of the SUV.
Toyota says it has secured an extra 8000 RAV4 hybrids which are scheduled to arrive in dealerships from July. These cars are on top of the existing planned supply.
Customers have faced a wait time of six months or more after placing an order for a RAV4 hybrid.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the significant injection of additional hybrids had been negotiated to substantially reduce wait times for local customers.
"Demand for hybrids, particularly RAV4, has skyrocketed over the past year due to their combination of performance and economy, but that has unfortunately meant some customers have faced extended delays in receiving their vehicles," Mr Hanley said.
"We appreciate the support of our parent company in helping us to address this issue by agreeing to provide us with more hybrids to help us better serve our customers - and we thank affected customers for their patience and loyalty."
Along with the RAV4, Toyota also confirmed more Camry hybrids are heading to Oz, though the company didn’t specify a number.
Toyota's hybrid models represent almost 25 per cent of the brand's sales so far this year, led by RAV4.
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