On the road Toyota Auris Hybrid Technology The Guardian

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On the road: Toyota Auris

‘Inside, it’s blandsville though not entirely unpleasant.’ Simon Stuart-Miller for the Guardian

A few ago, a new threat to road emerged: Satnav Racer. of drivers (I forget the exact – it was probably a survey of about people) admitted to trying to get before their satnavs they would. Britain’s were no longer safe.

In leaner economic – and more – times, you don’t hear so about Satnav Racer. I however, identified a potentially more lethal menace: MPG You’ll find him in a hybrid everything in a hybrid – the displays, the lights, the bar charts – is telling you to every last inch your gallon.

Why’s that dangerous? not only does MPG Man try to use the accelerator as as possible, but he’s reluctant to go near the brake. Plus so obsessed with the display he’s not thinking about else.

I become him in this Auris I’m not slowing down for junctions, anything. Even the battery charges when I it means I’ll only to accelerate again: better to to one speed.

So I’m sailing tight turns in narrow streets at 30mph. I’m not that would use precious power, compromise my electricity and that the petrol engine kick in sooner. Why bother lights at all, in fact, there are street lights? Was a school back there?

Who knows. Oh, and I’m freezing – with cold – but I’m not going to risk the heater. I never achieved Toyota claimed 72.4mpg.

All that (actually, I think there even be the teeniest something in the the Auris isn’t a bad car. The has been sharpened up (you remember the previous Auris? though its ugly rear look as if it belongs to its more front end.

Inside, it’s blandsville though not entirely unpleasant. more room in the boot in the hybrid version of the last because they’ve moved the under the back seat.

To Around town it’s and easy. It makes a bit of a fuss up to speed on the motorway, but once it’s more relaxed it. The ride is firm, quite on the speed bumps (don’t we’re not slowing down for and the steering is surprisingly precise – for those tight 30mph

Oh yes. Once the green descends and you’re transformed MPG Man, the Auris Hybrid much more exciting to But on the downside, you are now a major threat to safety.

Toyota Auris

Price £21,745

Top speed

Acceleration 0-62mph in 10.9

Combined fuel consumption (they say)


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