2013 Toyota Auris Hybrid review What Car?

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2013 Toyota Auris review

The Toyota Auris has on sale since 2007, and was to look and feel decidedly next to the best small hatchbacks.

That’s why Toyota has given its VW Golf rival a revamp. The rakish new styling not gives the car a more modern it also improves aerodynamics, to cut CO2 emissions across the range.

The has been revised to improve and ride comfort, while a interior has freed up more space and improved quality and

We tested the range-topping Hybrid which is predicted to be the biggest in the UK thanks to its various tax advantages.

the 2012 Toyota Auris like to drive?

The new Auris is lower, lighter and rigid than its predecessor. All of changes help make it sharper to drive, although still nowhere near as through corners as a Ford or VW Golf.

The same goes for comfort. The changes to the suspension improved matters to a degree – at on the Portuguese roads we tested the car on – but the doesn’t smother bumps as as the best small family

The steering is probably the most improvement; there’s now more around the straight-ahead, and it remains as you turn the wheel, so you no longer detached from proceedings.

As the Auris Hybrid has both a engine and an electric motor, it can use together or independently depending on the

It can manage short trips at speeds on pure battery cruise using only its petrol engine, and then the two work simultaneously when you strong acceleration.

Working the power sources deliver

Every time you coast or the battery is recharged ready for short burst of electric-only

Adopt a gentle driving and the whole concept makes The power delivery is smooth and – even when the petrol is operating – and the switch between sources is seamless.

However, fall apart when in a hurry.

Toyota says it has the Hybrid’s continuously variable transmission (CVT) to give a relationship between vehicle and engine revs, but the revs soar suddenly when you hard, and remain high you’re up to your desired

The same thing happens if you an incline on the motorway, which large chunks of your are accompanied by an irritating drone.

To matters worse, the improvements to the aerodynamics have done to reduce wind noise on the

What’s the 2012 Toyota Hybrid like inside?

The remains one of the smallest cars in its so it isn’t as spacious as many of its including the latest VW Golf.

redesigned front seats freed up an extra 20mm of legroom, while a longer has boosted the amount of load to 360 litres. The opening to the boot is wider than before,

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Unlike in the previous car, the boot space hasn’t compromised, because the battery has been relocated under the seats.

There’s also a new which is taller and features soft-touch plastics. Parts of it feel decidedly low-rent with the best small cars, though.

The Hybrid is in two trims: Icon and Excel.

models come with alloys, Bluetooth, four windows and a DAB radio.

Upgrading to costs £1750, and adds wheels, heated front climate and cruise controls, lights and wipers, front and parking sensors and keyless

Should I buy one?

Toyota it hopes the new Auris will to both the heart and the head, but the appeal of this Hybrid remains its various tax advantages.

For it sits in the lowest company car tax for non-electric cars, which (as a 40% rate taxpayer) you’ll pay £20 a month less than if gone for a similarly priced VW Golf.

The Hybrid is also from road tax and the London Charge and – because of its sub-90g/km CO2 – that might well the case even if the Government to lower the exemption thresholds in

It’s a good thing the still has those financial though, because while undoubtedly a better car than it it’s still a long way the best small family for driving dynamics, refinement, and interior quality.

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