Toyota Auris Touring Sports first drive

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TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid

Toyota Auris Touring first drive

Details on Friday, 05 July 2013

The world’s first full compact estate is the new Toyota Touring Sports and it is available traditional petrol and diesel options as well.

British in Burnaston Derby, alongside the five door Hatchback and Saloon/Tourer and using petrol and engines from its Deeside plant, the new Auris Touring went on sale in the UK from 1 with prices starting at but with the Hybrid Synergy CVT models costing £21,095 and to £22,845.

Developed from the Hatchback five door, was also the first family car three powertrain derivatives in the when it first appeared in the new Touring Sports has a longer to increase rear seat as well as providing a low load-bed of stretching from 530-litres to and the longest in its class over

The 14 model line-up of Active, Sport and Excel trimmed include 98bhp 1.3-litre 89bhp 1.4 diesel and 130bhp 1.6 with six speed manual and sequential automatic transmission. The 1.8-litre petrol Hybrid is available with a CVT continuously transmission.

The 1.8 Hybrid emissions are down to but the other end of the performance scale the petrol engine and electric can take it from standstill to in 11.2secs and onto a maximum It can also be driven in pure mode without any tailpipe and it also qualifies for VED road tax

Toyota decided to launch the Touring Sports because car sales account for a quarter of registrations in Europe and three-quarters go to It hopes to see the addition of the spacious TS lift its Continental sales 5% in 12 months.

Significantly, an estimated 45% of TS sales are likely to be the Hybrid offers significant duty, fuel and depreciation savings to whether fleet or retail.

the Auris TS is the same as its Hatchback but the longer body has a strengthened door frame to improve and the rear suspension is either a beam or, on more powerful double wishbones.

This beam or wishbones set up the Auris TS a low floor and under it are compartments while the hybrid pack is placed under the seat to better utilise while also aiding and handling.

With the latest to the Auris range, Toyota has the opportunity to improve the steering, noise, vibration and harshness and the fascia a new look together modern external LED lighting and it gets a Euro NCAP safety rating for occupant

Depending on trim level, TS features optional or standard park assist for parallel in a street and it senses a gap and lets the know if it is large enough taking over the manoeuvre and the driver work accelerator and

Jon Williams, Toyota GB president, that he expected the arrival of the Touring Sports to significantly buyer perceptions and sales.

“The low emissions and running of the Hybrid Touring Sports it particularly attractive to fleet he said. “These are expected to for about 60% of the Auris Touring sales and it will bring a new to the market which offers space, greater economy and lower overall costs.”

He that Toyota anticipate up to 4,400 Auris Touring models in Britain in 2014 1,800 this launch After the Hybrid the diesels outsell the 1.6 petrol with the popular specification being the At the moment, Auris Hatchback UK have hit 7,400 and are over 30% the same time last with the Hybrid version particularly well so the new Touring is coming to market on the crest of a for Toyota GB.


TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid

The new Touring Sports is a well out, practical and particularly estate car in this sector.

At the business end of the new model the fifth opens from knee-height and not too so you have to stretch a long way to it down, but having said it would benefit from a grab handle to assist users. It is also reasonably so it’s not too heavy.

The luggage quickly retracts and the 60/40-split seats drop down and can be raised almost as simply. space is very good and the access for driver and passengers is good unless you really to open a back door wide and the rear wheel restricts the opening.

For an estate it well over indifferent very well on good and it produces little road or suspension bump-thump. In fact it is quiet all round except you press on through the upper rev and its refinement is ruffled.

The non-hybrid 1.6 petrol unit is and fairly quiet with a travel clutch but short manual six-speed gearbox and we approximately 35mpg before we the sophisticated 1.8 Hybrid and saw our economy towards 50mpg over a of quick main roads, twisting sections and a few kilometres of

Both cars rode and their power came pressed with little until you pushed into the rev range. The thoughtfulness so evident in the and chassis was let down by a higgly-piggly of the features on the fascia with a looking plastic finish to and the central console, a sat-nav and display set lower than I think ideal and also are only small outlet for the air conditioning system.

MILESTONES: Auris Touring Sports 1.8 Icon. Price: £21,095 selling model). Mechanical: 98bhp 1.8 litre petrol PLUS 36bhp electric (Total 134bhp, 105lb ft of with automatic continuously transmission, front wheel Performance: 109mph, 0-62mph seconds, Combined Cycle mpg (50mpg on test), CO2 emissions – 90gkm depending on wheel option, VED road tax £0, BIK company car tax Insurance group: 7E.

Warranty: 5years/ 100,000 Load space: 530 to 1,658-litres. Low taxes, ease to drive and with, roomy, practical and to load heavy items, smooth controls and compliant

Against: Some engine at high speeds, very acceleration, unattractive muddled Robin Roberts Miles News Agency

TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid
TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid


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