Vehicle rental and leasing provider Autohorn has placed an order for more than 60 Toyotas, including the Aygo, Hilux Invincible and Prius Plug-in.
The York-based business is a well-established Toyota customer and the deal is the latest in a successful relationship between Autohorn and the business team at Vantage Toyota York.
Lee Underwood, Autohorn’s managing director, said: “Our experience with Toyota vehicles has shown them to be reliable, hard-wearing and attractive to our customers. We are pleased to extend our range with these new models, in particular Yaris Hybrid and, for the first time, Prius Plug-in.
“More and more customers are seeking a more environmentally friendly option when leasing a vehicle from us and we consider Toyota hybrids an excellent proposition, being easy, smooth and comfortable to drive with good fuel economy and low emissions.”
Glen Ramskill, centre principal at Vantage Toyota York, said: “We began working with Autohorn three years ago and have enjoyed an excellent relationship with them, not least because we are two local York businesses committed to giving our customers excellent service.
“We joined with them when they first wanted to introduce hybrids and are pleased that we are now able to offer them an even wider range of vehicles, including our latest hybrids, all-wheel drive models and city cars.”
In the past three years Autohorn has bought nearly 200 Toyota hybrids making it one of the largest purchasers of hybrid vehicles in Yorkshire.
In all, 64 new cars are being acquired by Autohorn, including 11 Yaris Hybrid, plus additional Yaris diesels and Avensis saloons and wagons, with financing support provided by Toyota Financial Services.
Fleet renewal is scheduled every six months.
Picture caption (from left to right): Paul O'Connor, regional fleet sales manager at Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services, Lee Underwood, managing director of Autohorn, Glen Ramskill, centre principal at Vantage Toyota York, Ian Johnstone, business centre manager at Vantage Toyota York.