Auris rewrites the rules for Toyota GB Wheels Within Wales

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TOYOTA Auris Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Icon CVT Continuosuly Variable

Auris rewrites the rules for GB

With sharper and more styling, more space and ride comfort, more improved engine and hybrid with lower running and taxes and for good measure, or less carry-over prices, to be all the right elements needed to the sales performance of the new Toyota over the outgoing range.

The generation five door C-segment family hatchback was in 2007 as a replacement for the long Corolla, seemingly much by retail buyers. The Corolla is being sold in some as a family saloon.

At one stage in the UK annual sales were 30,000 units. Auris has achieved a third of those year but of course the recession has a significant part in the decline of for many makes in many

But the new Auris is expected to reverse the spiral and sales will go up to units next year and to 18,000 in 2015. Part of the for this growth will be the appeal to fleets and business who will double their of the Auris to 50 per cent.

This fleet/business demand be driven by the improvements in fuel and significant reductions in CO2 emissions by the new Auris and retail customers enjoy those improvements as The overall average CO2 emissions the new Auris range have by 13 per cent to 109g/km.

There is a of four power options for the new 1.33 and 1.6 petrol, 1.4 diesel and 1.8 hybrid. The petrol only are expected to account for 40 per cent of UK sales with the 1.6-litre marginally the best selling of the The petrol/electric Hybrid version also take 40 per cent of 75 per cent of these expected to go to and business customers.

The diesel take-up is expected to be 20 per cent.

are four new levels of improved but not with all powertrains. The new UK specification to be adopted in Europe from the of next year, are Active, the selling Icon level, and Excel. Prices start £14,495 and rise to £21,745.

The best selling retail is expected to be the 1.6-litre petrol at £17,495 or £18,495 with an transmission. The best selling petrol/electric Hybrid with a CVT transmission as standard costs

It is easy to look at the price and say the Hybrid version is too costly petrol and diesel versions of the £2,500 price premium the 1.6-litre petrol variant.

But only £1,500 more if you compare the automatic 1.6 petrol to the which has auto as standard. Of the Hybrid’s lower tax and better economy advantages are very and it costs £615 less the outgoing Auris Hybrid. is why Toyota says that 40 per of total Auris UK sales be for the Hybrid version.

At the press event in Portugal this Toyota had the 1.6-litre petrol and the petrol/Hybrid versions available for driving, the best selling

The 1.6-litre petrol with its revving variable valve develops 130bhp at 6,400rpm and (118lb ft) of torque from a high 4,400rpm.

Top speed is and zero to 62mph takes 10 With its tall gearing, to touring fuel economy and CO2 emissions, this unit to be worked hard to get responsive mid performance so full use was of the gearbox was

Officially this engine return 47.9mpg with CO2 of 138g/km compared to 42.8mpg and for the outgoing 1.6 petrol version. The new of VED road tax is £120 and company car tax is 19 per My test drive fuel was 38.7mpg.

The 1.8-litre petrol/Hybrid ideal for fleet and business and ‘eco’ minded retail has a combined maximum power of 134bhp with maximum of 142Nm (104lb ft) from but a good slice of that comes in at lower engine due to the boost of the torquey electric

On the down-side the CVT auto transmission power at times driving up hills and making the engine noisy but driving in town was quiet and seamless.

The Hybrid has power only mode gives just over a or so with the electric motor powering the wheels before the cuts in. It has an ECO mode for the most use of the hybrid system and even a mode to liven acceleration up as and needed.

In addition to the low company car tax there is a 100 per write down allowance of the price for businesses and there is no Congestion Charge for now.

The costs for the Hybrid with its CVT transmission are lower as well there is no clutch, no starter no alternator or timing belts and is longer durability of brake and pads due to the regenerative braking which captures energy for the

The best selling Icon includes 16-inch alloy electric operated front/rear electric door mirrors, DAB with a six speaker sound Bluetooth, air conditioning, Toyota multimedia control screen, steering wheel and gear front fog lights and push-button

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Icon CVT Continuosuly Variable

The dashboard has a nice stitched finish and there are new easy to dials and clear controls. are affordable extra cost where not fitted as standard, as Touch and Go navigation for £650, a panoramic sunroof for £550 and a Park Assist at £350.

The new is lighter and the centre of gravity is helped by positioning the battery beneath the 60/40 split rear seats. This up more boot space is 360-litres for all versions.

The five door hatchback is by 30mm to 4,275mm which more front and rear space. The car has been lowered by to improve aerodynamics without any headroom thanks to the new seat

The ride height has also reduced by 10mm and this in conjunction with the lower of gravity to give a more and ‘flat’ ride performance.

The settings are now softer for a more and comfortable ride, the steering is now 10 per cent sharper and the electronics for system have changed to response and feedback. The new Auris better riding on 16-inch than the 17-inch ones.

As for the body lines are much with a pronounced waistline and side windows give a dynamic look. The new front and lower grilles and narrower form part of the new styling being adopted by Toyota for all model ranges.

At the rear is a tailgate which improves visibility and access to the boot. The forward of the B-pillar allows for rear passenger door

VERDICT

In all areas the new European but British built Toyota is a significant improvement over the mode.


MILESTONES.

Toyota 1.8 Hybrid, 5-Door, Icon. £19,995. Powertrain: 1.8-litre, cylinder, DOHC, VVT-i, unit and electric motor, 104lb ft of torque from CVT auto transmission.

Performance: 0-62mph 10.9 seconds, Combined Cycle (54mpg on CO2 87g/km, VED road tax £0, BIK car tax 10%.

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Icon CVT Continuosuly Variable

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