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Will hybrids prove popular following fuel duty rise?

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Used Toyota cars with hybrid technology such as the Prius may look more attractive to drivers following today's (October 1st) fuel duty rise.

One pence per litre will be added to the cost of petrol, reflecting a ten pence per litre increase in the cost of fuel compared to October 2009.

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is among the motoring groups that have criticised the rise, suggesting that the costs will be difficult for motorists to bear.

Other motoring organisations, such as the AA, have agreed that the increase will hinder economic growth in a tough economic climate and may be hard for drivers to accept.

Drivers buying Toyota cars can also save the environment while they cut petrol costs .

The manufacturer recently laid claim to being the first manufacturer to dip below the European Union's 130g/km CO2 emissions target.

Toyota has also won a number of best buy accolades from motoring accreditation companies.

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