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Good of cabin space Oddment is generous Hybrid Auris just like a regular In the right environment this makes a lot of sense


outright performance might a disappointment Firm ride can a little uncomfortable around Boot space suffers to location of hybrid power Interior plastics can’t with best in class

It was a matter of time before produced a hybrid version of its family hatchback, the Auris. a similar level of performance to of the Prius, the Japanese car maker the more conventional Auris have a broader appeal.

there’s little to tell the Auris apart from its and diesel powered cousins. To the informed observer the tell-tail is the blue Toyota badging the convention identifying both and Toyota hybrids.

What you can’t see from the is the Auris hybrid’s potential. the Prius it offers owners the to make meaningful savings, financial and environmental. There’s no that the cars sub 95g/km CO2 and 70-odd mpg fuel economy are attributes for a family-size hatchback.

Key to its is the fact that it behaves a regular family car and doesn’t like a futuristic spaceship. not all plain sailing, however, as space is reduced over the Auris thanks to the hybrid’s hardware.

That aside, the Auris hybrid is a straightforward and possibly easier thanks to the CVT auto gearbox and games gearshifter. Factor in the typically heavily assisted steering, a driving position and the ability to a few hundred metres in battery mode at low speeds and there’s to this car than meets the

Our verdict on the Toyota Auris T HSD 1.8 VVT-i 5dr

The appearance of the Auris is proof that the time to mainstream buyers of the merits of motoring has come. To compare Auris to an equivalent oil burner be to miss the point, however. The is best suited for urban and sympathetic, light-footed drivers.

Boy need not apply.


The hybrid has been designed low cost of ownership in mind. its low fuel consumption and CO2 rating, the car owners significant tax savings that of a conventional petrol family hatchback.

Space and practicality

For most of the the hybrid model performs as well as conventional Auris. enough room for a growing the car’s cabin is a good and boasts plenty of oddment Where the hybrid car differs is in the department.

With the hybrid behind the rear seats, space is significantly reduces to of a supermini in real terms.

and display


Car security


Like with the conventional models, the hybrid variant an impressive array of passive and safety measures, including EBD, brake assist as as stability and traction control. are also protected by seat reminders, nine airbags knee airbag for the driver), seats designed to prevent and two Isofix child seat

Driver appeal

As with any hybrid from Toyota the experience is a little unusual at The ability to drive on electric alone for short distances at low can prove useful, but you soon to drive the Auris hybrid in a considerate way. Your for hard acceleration is lots of and not much progress as the CVT auto struggles to keep up with demands.

Moderate acceleration, of anticipation and gentle braking is the way to close to the official economy Everything else is pure from the heavily assisted to the car’s slightly firm

Family car appeal

First car

Quality and image

Toyota has a for producing reliable vehicles, and as many are purchased by the more older driver, as well as by The conservative-looking Auris the lacks flair of some rivals but it is It does trump most with its hybrid technology,


With its slightly front seating position, the Auris is an accessible car. there’s no compromise when the rear seats either. The hatch feels light, and can be opened and closed one-handed.

and ICE (In car entertainment)

The hybrid Auris from an elevated level of over the regular models, and its offering is above average. quality is good and the essential are present on the steering wheel. connectivity, iPod connections and are all available.

Delivers impressive fuel driven smoothly

Colours and

The conservatively styled Auris best if selected in a bold colour, with white a good choice. Inside, a range of trim levels do to lift the car’s otherwise cabin ambience. The interior and plastics do not feel special, but are robust and well put together.


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