Yeah, European 'quality' has often become a by-word for "My fancy European car lives on a tow-truck flatbed and workshop".I have to laugh at Aussies paying a giant premium for big V8 diesel Landcruisers before they go V6/hybrid:Yeah, friend in Sydney did the same. But to be fair he was switching from an Audi after finally realizing Audi's are a money pit. He was just thankful his wife stopped him buying his and her Audi's because she thought it looked "dorkish". So I don't think he was avoiding V6 hybrid, rather just buying similar to what he had in Dubai where he had the American Toyota big wagon, Sequoia.
Incidentally, while some Hybrid vehicles (not the ones with a CVT) might make sense for "Going Outback with the Caravan on the back", there's always the bogie-man of batteries/fuel cells etc when fording a river, especially for pure EVs.