We just looked at the 2025 Toyota Camry from every angle, inside and out, for its launch. In the process, we noticed something strange: the blue hybrid badge that Toyota usually puts on new Camrys, even though all of them have hybrid powertrains, is no longer there. In the same way, the Toyota Crown Signia doesn’t have the blue badge. That being said, we saw that Toyota’s other hybrid cars still had the badge at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Isn’t it weird? How is the Crown different from the Camry?

Every Toyota hybrid since the third-generation Prius, which came out in 2009, has had an oval with a blue “halo” inside it to show that it has an electric drivetrain. At their LA Auto Show booth, we talked to a Toyota seller to find out why things are different now that the Toyota Camry and Toyota Crown Signia 2025 are here. Interestingly, the hints are harder to figure out than the answer.

For Toyota cars, this is being used to replace the blue hybrid emblem that is about to expire

A Toyota representative said that the “blue halo” logo is being used more and more across the whole company. Why does this happen? The reason is that Toyota is focused on its new “Beyond Zero” electric car program. In its Beyond Zero line, Toyota will have hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The new Toyota Crown Signia and Camry, of course, meet those requirements. That’s why they have the Beyond Zero blue dot logo next to the “HEV” mark.

The blue ring is still on other hybrid cars like the RAV4, Venza, Corolla, and others. If this is true, what’s the deal? Toyota says this is because those cars still need to hit their next scheduled maintenance interval. They will also change from the blue ring to the blue dot when they get there. The blue cloud will stay for a while because of how fast it is moving.

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