We recently offered our verdict on seven of the best hybrid cars for 2016, with the Toyota Prius + and the Toyota Yaris Hybrid Hatchback both featuring - at Lancaster Toyota, we completely agree, and we hope that you do too.

The Japanese marque has been a pioneer in hybrid technology for many years now, starting with the original hybrid car in the form of the Prius, and the brand is still at the cutting-edge of innovation. By combining a combustion engine with electric power, economy and efficiency are both boosted massively, plus reduced road tax - and possible exemption - makes this form of road travel even more appetising.

Able to achieve a staggering 94mpg, with CO2 emissions as low as 70g/km, the fourth-generation Prius is quite remarkable. With the Prius +, gain supreme economy and efficiency with the added bonus of seven seats. Packed with the latest Toyota technology and advanced safety equipment, all contained in a boldly designed, chiselled body, gain a cleaner engine without compromise in the Prius +.

The Yaris offers similar benefits to the Prius but in a supermini package, perfect for urban driving. This compact hybrid Toyota creation is able to achieve up to 85.6mpg and emits just 75g/km CO2, and it’s able to make many journeys just using its electric power. It even features a spacious cabin and a wide array of safety and infotainment technology – why compromise on practicality when you don’t have to?

To find out more about these models, as well as the rest of the Toyota range, click here to explore the new cars that we have available – when you’ve picked your favourite, contact Lancaster Toyota to arrange a test drive.