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 says it has modified the continuously variable automatic (CVT) to give a closer between vehicle speed and revs, but the revs still suddenly when you accelerate and remain high until up to your desired speed.

The thing happens if you encounter an on the motorway, which means chunks of your journeys are by an irritating drone.

To make worse, the improvements to the car’s have done little to wind noise on the motorway.

the 2012 Toyota Auris like inside?

The Auris one of the smallest cars in its class, so it as spacious as many of its rivals, the latest VW Golf.

However, redesigned front have freed up an extra of rear legroom, while a boot has boosted the amount of space to 360 litres. The opening to the is 90mm wider than too.

Toyota Auris/hybrid (ukp)

Unlike in the previous the Hybrid’s boot space been compromised, because the pack has been relocated the rear seats.

There’s a new dashboard, which is taller and more soft-touch plastics. of it still feel decidedly compared with the best family cars, though.

The is available in two trims: Icon and

Icon models come air-conditioning, alloys, Bluetooth, electric windows and a DAB radio.

to Excel costs £1750, and larger wheels, heated seats, climate and cruise automatic lights and wipers, and rear parking sensors and entry.

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.

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

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