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TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

Toyota Auris Hybrid T review

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It has been possible to buy a car in the UK for more than ten years and if you did this it’s very that your supplier was . Honda is in the game too, of with the Insight and the more CR-Z. but Toyota leads the charts with the Prius and provides other hybrids its luxury brand, Lexus. But no model was part of the mainstream C of the market (the one also such popular vehicles as the Focus and Vauxhall Astra), this one is. Sociologically, the arrival of the Auris marks the point the hybrid finally grew up.

Mechanically, it represents something less dramatic. This is easier to write than the act in it must have been to but essentially what Toyota has here is bring two existing together, fitting the 1.8-litre engine, electric motor and CVT from the Prius into the of the Auris.

The result — known as the Auris HSD, for Synergy Drive — is by far the economical and least CO2-emitting car in the The entry-level T4 model has an official figure of 74.3mpg and a CO2 rating of and although the T Spirit here is slightly by having 17 wheels than 15s (as is the T4 when fitted them) it still manages and 93g/km, the latter figure it exempt from annual Excise Duty.

Now, before we get too excited all this, it’s worth that official economy are not necessarily a reliable guide to how fuel you will actually During this test I around 55mpg — in some driving conditions, in others, but never far away that — and to be honest I that was pretty good. similarly-sized diesels could done the same on a long and not challenging run, though would definitely have ground in the city, where the HSD can operate in fully-electric mode for a if there’s enough charge in the

This would be a great to say that I achieved 55mpg or so even trying to drive and that I could certainly got nearer the official figure if tried. But I did try. I accelerated gently than normal, and earlier.

I also made much use of the B on the gear selector, which the motor’s efficiency as a generator the car isn’t under power, and is a alternative to the brake pedal if you either to reduce speed or to maintain your pace going downhill.

TOYOTA Auris Hybrid

(Small B mode is NOT a substitute for more braking, and if some moron to blame me for crashing their car they misunderstood what I just said, I shall at them and laugh.)

If I had been normally I probably wouldn’t managed much more 50mpg, and it would take a lot of to get anywhere near 70. The Auris HSD is economical, but its real advantage is in town. Country-dwellers like me get the full benefit.

Even so, there’s a lot to be said in the favour, not least because it is by far the Auris to drive. Not that Aurises are especially difficult it’s just that the leaves you with so little to do, largely to that CVT transmission. The is light and very smooth, and you can sense that the combination of the and the electric motor makes the car Toyota has done a great job of this with clever settings.

The Auris is also noticeably — obviously so when the electric motor is running, but when the engine chimes in. It this quite surreptitiously, and make much noise you’re pushing it particularly

My most serious complaint is the of the ludicrously large, view-blocking pillars, which bedevil car in the Auris range rather just this one. And we to face the fact that no Auris is remotely as expensive there’s a gap of over £2000 the most expensive non-hybrid and the HSD, and at the time of writing the T costs a hefty £20,700. if I lived in the city and could from the considerably reduced costs, I’d still be for a healthy resale value it came time to trade in the HSD a few down the line.

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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