2013 Toyota Auris Hybrid review — What Car?

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Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)

2013 Toyota Auris review

The Toyota Auris has on sale since 2007, and was to look and feel decidedly next to the best small hatchbacks.

That’s why Toyota has given its VW Golf rival a revamp. The rakish new styling not gives the car a more modern it also improves aerodynamics, to cut CO2 emissions across the range.

The has been revised to improve and ride comfort, while a interior has freed up more space and improved quality and

We tested the range-topping Hybrid which is predicted to be the biggest in the UK thanks to its various tax advantages.

What’s the 2012 Toyota Hybrid like to drive?

The new is lower, lighter and more than its predecessor. All of these help make it slightly to drive, although it’s nowhere near as composed corners as a Ford Focus or VW

The same goes for ride The changes to the suspension have matters to a degree – at least on the roads we tested the car on – but the Hybrid smother bumps as well as the small family hatchbacks.

The is probably the most notable there’s now more weight the straight-ahead, and it remains consistent as you the wheel, so you no longer feel from proceedings.

As before, the Auris Hybrid has a petrol engine and an electric which it can use together or independently on the situation.

It can manage short at town speeds on pure power, cruise using its 1.8-litre petrol engine, and make the two work simultaneously you need strong acceleration.

together, the power sources 134bhp.

Every time you or brake, the battery is recharged for another short burst of driving.

Adopt a gentle style and the whole concept sense. The power delivery is and quiet – even when the engine is operating – and the switch power sources is seamless.

things fall apart you’re in a hurry.

Toyota it has modified the Hybrid’s continuously automatic transmission (CVT) to a closer relationship between speed and engine revs, but the still soar suddenly you accelerate hard, and remain until you’re up to your speed.

The same thing happens if you an incline on the motorway, which large chunks of your are accompanied by an irritating drone.

To matters worse, the improvements to the aerodynamics have done to reduce wind noise on the

What’s the 2012 Toyota Hybrid like inside?

The remains one of the smallest cars in its so it isn’t as spacious as many of its including the latest VW Golf.

redesigned front seats freed up an extra 20mm of legroom, while a longer has boosted the amount of load to 360 litres. The opening to the boot is wider than before,

Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)

Unlike in the previous car, the boot space hasn’t compromised, because the battery has been relocated under the seats.

There’s also a new which is taller and features soft-touch plastics. Parts of it feel decidedly low-rent with the best small cars, though.

The Hybrid is in two trims: Icon and Excel.

models come with alloys, Bluetooth, four windows and a DAB radio.

Upgrading to costs £1750, and adds wheels, heated front climate and cruise controls, lights and wipers, front and parking sensors and keyless

Should I buy one?

Toyota it hopes the new Auris will to both the heart and the head, but the appeal of this Hybrid remains its various tax advantages.

For it sits in the lowest company car tax for non-electric cars, which (as a 40% rate taxpayer) you’ll pay £20 a month less than if gone for a similarly priced VW Golf.

The Hybrid is also from road tax and the London Charge and – because of its sub-90g/km CO2 – that might well the case even if the Government to lower the exemption thresholds in

It’s a good thing the still has those financial though, because while undoubtedly a better car than it it’s still a long way the best small family for driving dynamics, refinement, and interior quality.

What Car? says.

Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)
Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)


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