Get Toyota to bring its hybrid minivan to America!
Toyota has a fuel-efficient hybrid minivan named the Estima that boasts approximately
35 miles per gallon. Unfortunately, we can't get this clean,
fuel-efficient, family vehicle here in America, it's only available in Japan! In
America, unfortunately, more and more hybrid models are being introduced that
focus on increased power rather than mileage.Ask Toyota to deliver
more fuel-efficient hybrid choices to America!
aims to sell about 8,400 Estimas in Japan this year. Let's show
Toyota how much demand there is in America for fuel-efficient family vehicles.
As the summer driving season and higher gas prices approach, Americans face another year where minivan options, even
the Toyota Sienna, give families pain at the pump. Hybrid technology has the potential to play a major role in giving
consumers fuel-efficient, low pollution options in every vehicle class - but only if the technology
used to boost mileage, not muscle.
Toyota sells more vehicles in Japan than it does in America. So a petition surpassing their expected Estima sales
numbers in Japan would send a strong signal that the U.S. market truly wants greater choices in fuel-efficient hybrid
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American consumers expect hybrid technology to deliver significant fuel economy gains without sacrificing performance. Too many current hybrid models, including your Lexus hybrids and Highlander Hybrid, deliver only marginal fuel economy gains while boosting power. This, in short, is the wrong road for hybrids.
Toyota need only look to its own vehicles to get back on the right path. The Estima Hybrid minivan has given Japanese families a fuel-efficient eight-passenger vehicle option since 2001. Such an option is long overdue in the United States.
As the summer driving season and higher gas prices approach, Americans face another year where minivan options, even the Toyota Sienna, give families pain at the pump. Like your outstanding Prius and Camry Hybrid before it, the sales success of your hybrid minivan in America will show that efficient hybrids can make automakers some real green by being genuinely green, and help hybrid technology live up to its promise.