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TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

At A Glance

Yesterday, we reported on attempt to revive the TRD nameplate in Africa with its supercharged TRD, but also mentioned the company not only added spice to its line-up, but also sugar; with the introduction of the HSD, which shares its drive system with the Prius.


The Auris HSD (hybrid drive) is the first of Toyota’s products to make use of the company’s drive system – a trend it plans to continue as Toyota introduce hybrids to most of its in the near future – including the HSD which should be available in Africa mid-2012.

Under the bonnet, the Auris HSD has an four-cylinder 1,8-litre VVT-i engine, coupled with a powering an electric motor. The engine develops 73 kW at 5 200 r/min and 142 N.m of at 4 000 r/min while the electric develops 60 kW and 207 N.m.

This is the same setup as the current (now in its fourth generation) and the Lexus CT 200h, but – crucially – at a of the cost of both these The Auris HSD is among the most hybrids around and, as far as a decision goes, probably the conventional hybrid option. bodes well for Toyota as the HSD is, in fact, a normal Auris, no comfort or practical compromises been made for its green

The car is certainly no ball of fire and its quoted 0-to-100-km/h sprint of 11,4 seconds is respectable, in any mode other than the HSD can feel lethargic. In eco mode, the response is reduced and the air-conditioning regulated to optimise fuel and battery charge. The results for themselves as the Auris HSD (in XS guise with 15-inch alloys) a combined fuel consumption of 3,8 litres/100 km and a CO 2 emissions figure of 89 – making it the most frugal car in its and, regardless of its peppiness or thereof, that is what the HSD is all about.

Drive goes to the front via an e-CVT transmission, which perfectly fine under driving conditions. But, as experienced with the Prius, in power mode, the transmission very high and, as all CVTs, hangs on to a gear in to maximise power delivery. can be irritating and loud.

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

The car rides 5 mm closer to the ground with its conventional stable and the suspension has been modified to the extra weight of the battery. Its quality is actually very and, because the heavy pack has been fitted to the the car is no less responsive to steering that any other Auris.

The consists of two derivatives, the Xs and XR: The XS has climate an audio system with and steering-wheel controls as standard, as as colour-matched exterior door seven airbags and stability It drives on 15-inch alloys. The XR leather and alcantara upholstery, control, auto headlamps and smarty entry and start, an rear-view mirror and 17-inch rims.

Auris XS HSD R267 200

Auris XR HSD 800

Both come standard a five-year/90 000 km service plan as as a three-year/100 000 km warranty. The major components of the HSD are covered by an eight-year/195 000 km Service intervals are every 15 000 km.

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

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