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Toyota Auris Hybrid

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Fuel: Petrol-Electric

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Green-Car-Guide rating: 8/10

The new Toyota Auris is here and it offers the only full option in the small family class, delivering 74.3mpg and of just 87g/km CO2.

• car with full hybrid in family hatchback class

The new descends from a long of compact Toyotas, which many generations of Corollas (39 Corollas have been to date). Toyota delivered 1.2 hybrids worldwide in 2012, the company to be on course to sell 5 hybrids at some point 2013. The new Auris, including the model, is built in the UK.


The styling of the previous generation Auris was such that it tall and short. The new model is lower, with a 10mm in ride height, so transforming the car one of the tallest to one of the lowest in its class. The new aims to create a lower, sporty image, and it’s the application of the new ‘face’ of Toyota. the front of the last Auris was rounded, the new model has a more angular look. The new design contributes to a reduced frontal resulting in less drag.

It’s not only the exterior of the that contributes to improved Toyota has paid attention to the of the floorpan, which has ‘wings’, introduced on the GT86, that directional stability at speed. The new looks sportier than the model, but elements of the side seem to be becoming quite in the family hatchback class.

The new is also lighter, by an average of but this figure is 70kg in the of the hybrid model. There’s new packaging for the hybrid version; the is now under the rear seat. allows the boot to enjoy the 30% increase in capacity as the rest of the range.

The interior also has an design, which is more than the Prius, and thankfully the has dials in front of the driver than in the centre of the dash. it’s not the most groundbreaking or of interior designs, there is flair to it, along with new, softer materials. The has a slightly different interior to the of the range, including a CVT gear and buttons for three driving EV, Eco and Power.

In terms of powertrain, the Auris has a very similar system to in the Prius, comprised of a 1.8-litre engine and electric motor. In it can be driven for just over a in electric-only mode at speeds of up to

Toyota Auris Driving

Akio Toyoda. President and CEO of wants the brand’s cars to be engaging to drive and more to own”. We’d agree the Toyota GT86 certainly this, but, lower of gravity and reduced weight it’s difficult to claim the Auris shares the same Toyota says that the has been improved, but it still light.

The performance of the 1.6-litre model the most powerful of the two petrol engines, which we tested isn’t going to set the alight. The hybrid version, the 1.8-litre engine from the combined with its electric feels more powerful the 1.6 petrol, even though the figures show that not much difference between the and the hybrid is heavier by around However the hybrid powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission which is the most efficient for Toyota’s system; although it adequately under normal it results in high revs and of noise if you need to accelerate

Overall the Auris feels which may be good from an point of view, but it doesn t as sturdy, planted and refined as such as the Volkswagen Golf.

Auris Economy and Emissions

The hybrid model emits 87g/km CO2, equating to according to official figures. is impressive for a family hatchback – one with a power output of However you should be aware these figures are for models 15-inch wheels; for 17-inch the economy falls to 72.4mpg, higher emissions of 91g/km CO2 good figures).

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The 1.4-litre diesel has the same of 74.3mpg, but a higher CO2 output of This is a substantial improvement of or 29g/km CO2, over the diesel; a new Stop Start system is a key for this. The 1.3-litre petrol, has a Stop Start system, 125g/km CO2, and the 1.6 petrol, doesn’t have a Stop system, emits 134g/km.

Equipment and Model Range

At the Auris is available with two engines, a 1.3-litre and a 1.6-litre; a diesel; and the hybrid. Toyota that the sales mix will be one-third petrol, one-third and one-third diesel.

The new Auris with a new grade-naming structure, with ‘Active’ as the base then ‘Icon’, which is to be the best-selling spec, followed by which is more about design rather than any enhancements, with ‘Excel’, a comfort and technology focus, the top of the range.

Prices start 14,495 and rise to 21,745 for the Excel hybrid (which is 615 than the outgoing equivalent model). The ‘Icon’ trim, is expected to account for 50% of all sales, at 17,145. The hybrid is only in Icon and Excel trim.

Toyota offers affordable payments for the Auris from The hybrid model, which is to enjoy 75% fleet sales, has an benefit in kind rating for car drivers of just 10%. the Auris is likely to have of the lowest running costs in its

Key improvements for the new Auris are that it sleeker than the previous and it has a lower centre of gravity, does result in it being to drive. There’s a choice of diesel or hybrid powertrains, and are four trim levels. So should be something for everyone.

The is likely to provide the best on long runs, but the hybrid be the cleanest when driving in such as London, and it offers low car tax rates along with the of low running costs.

It all sounds but you have to factor in the Auris’s – which, unfortunately for the Auris, are all good most notably the Golf. The Auris offers an Toyota hybrid driving which is quite different to the ‘premium’ driving experience of a Golf. If you like the Toyota driving experience – which 5 million people seemingly do you’ll probably like the new

If you like the driving experience of a then you’re unlikely to be by the various good points of the new For offering low emissions, but not quite the premium feel of the class-leaders, the Hybrid gets a Green Car rating of 8 out of 10.

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