While Toyota dealerships are open for servicing and parts during Level 5 restrictions, customers are encouraged to contact their dealers or check out Toyota’s virtual sales experience when it comes to buying a new model, writes Trish Whelan.

Toyota has announced a range of offers to help drivers on their way to affordable electrified motoring. New Toyota hybrid buyers can avail of finance contributions of up to €3,000, APRs from 2.9pc, trade-in boosters up to €2,500 for non-finance customers and three years’ free servicing as standard.

With these new offers, customers who purchase a new Toyota before 28 February 2021 will benefit from a 3pc VAT reduction with lower VRT from January on the majority of Toyota’s range.

Toyota claim to have the lowest C02 output of any mass market car brand and its hybrids sold in 2019 alone will save over 60,000 tonnes from entering the atmosphere in their lifetime.