First drive: Toyota Auris Touring Sports 2013

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Toyota Auris Touring Sports

First drive: Toyota Touring Sports 2013

for spearheading hybrid vehicles, fairly common knowledge Toyota was the first motor to mass produce and market a car in 1997.

Now in 2013 comes groundbreaking car from Toyota the Auris Touring Sports — the world’s first hybrid compact wagon.

so it’s not as audacious or innovative as the was all those years ago, but more than 5m Toyota sold worldwide, it’s to understand why the Japanese brand to tirelessly push the CO2-slashing

With the Prius already with the Prius+, it makes to build on the Auris Hybrid, second biggest selling behind the Prius.


The Touring Sports is the same version we saw towards the end of 2012. but it has extended from the rear by 28.5cm to allow considerably luggage space.

Pretty everything else is as with the hatch. The hybrid battery is under the rear seats, like in the hatch. The cabin has the Prius-like layout. It handles as swiftly as the regular hatch.

But the point. Toyota wants the to appeal to buyers who need a car accommodating than the compact but still want the savings a can offer.

It succeeds in that sense. The Auris Hybrid hatch can 74.3mpg on a combined cycle, 87g/km of CO2, while the hatch returns a reported and 85g/km. Sacrificing 2mpg and for 200 extra litres of boot (590 in total, expanding to almost feels like a no

The larger back end gives it a heavier appearance but the scales say the Sports weighs just more than the hatch compared to 1370kg). That they both share the coefficient of drag of Cd 0.28, limits any further loss to its consumption.

What’s the price difference the two shapes though? Answer: at base level (£21,095 or £700 if you fancy all the bells and that the top grade Excel offers (£22,845). That electric heated and retractable mirrors, dual zone air part leather upholstery, front seats, 17” alloys of 15”, dark tinted in the back, rain sensing auto headlights, smart and one touch start.


the wheel, it’s hard to the Auris Touring Sports its smaller sibling without your head round. The is near identical and follows the format of the Prius and Auris, on a minor point, those floor mats weren’t before; very nice.

The front seats are 4cm higher the steering wheel angled two towards the driver to make for a engaging drive. There’s to suggest Toyota hasn’t the same build quality and in the Touring Sports as the rest of its dependable range.

Nudge the start button and you’ll at least the first few metres on electric power, provided by the electric motor and its accompanying hydride battery. Like recent Toyota hybrids, you can around a mile without a drop of petrol in EV mode, a reserved right foot. faster than 15mph and the 1.8 petrol engine bursts life.

‘Sports’ may in its name, but with 0-62mph time and a 109mph top ‘sports’ is certainly not in its nature. its acceleration is a noisy exercise the E-CVT letting out an agonising before reluctantly changing up. The experience verges on vapid the Auris Touring Sports interested in being functional and than serving up much in the way of excitement.

Buyers aren’t to the hybrid. There’s also a and 1.6 petrol, and 1.4 diesel, but Toyota nearly half of all Auris Sports will be hybrid

Prices start from and comes with a five warranty and eight year/100k warranty on the hybrid system

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