First Drive: Toyota Auris Touring Sports — Yahoo Cars

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2013 Auris Touring Sports

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2013 Toyota Auris Sports

2013 Toyota Touring Sports

2013 Auris Touring Sports

on from the latest generation hatchback, Toyota has expanded its of mid-range models with a version of the practical hatch. for the normally conservative Toyota, the has gone down the radical, route for the Auris family’s although its looks hide an bold engine strategy.

the Auris hatch this or to give it its proper name the Sports, it can be had in petrol, diesel and hybrid guise. According to its Auris wagon is the first of its to market with a hybrid Predictably, this should up the market to buyers seeking low and emissions alongside a more bodystyle. And don’t forget the user, who will no doubt be to the car’s extra load and low tax burden.

It might mirror the hatch at the but move away from the Sport’s aggressively-styled nose and spot the practical roof and the wagon’s extra length. also a racy-looking spoiler to streamline the car’s progress the air, while a tailgate opens at bumper level to aid the of large or heavy items is useful touch.

Peak the Touring Sport’s rear and, with the rear folded, you’re presented a flat load bay. this is nothing new for most estate cars, but even the variant of the Auris wagon a no compromise rear deck to some clever packaging of the system. The car’s 530 and 1,658 capacity with the seats up and respectively also does to boost the car’s practical

Inside the cabin it’s the same as the Auris hatch, down to the car’s wheelbase The result is a surprisingly spacious as compact family cars go, enough room fore and aft a good helping of headroom in the

But it’s how the car performs on the road will be important for most particularly those with a eye on saving money. The petrol — 1.33 and 1.6-litre have been tuned to high levels of refinement driven in the relaxed style often associated with conservative approach to car set-up. that’s the case with the 1.6-litre car, which becomes vocal when hard, while the plush ensures cabin comfort are high.

Diesel power is another by way of a 89bhp 1.4-litre motor, the main attraction is the hybrid The now familiar template of 1.8-litre engine, battery pack and motor delivers a combined output of 134bhp. Of greater to some will be the car’s 85g/km CO2 rating and 76.3mpg combined consumption figure fitted with 15-inch The numbers are a fraction higher 17-inch wheels.

Toyota Auris Touring Sports

The benefits for buyers include the zero tax rating plus a low real outlay at the pumps, while users have the added of writing down the car’s plus handing over the amount to the Treasury in Benefit In tax.

On the road the hybrid-badged Auris delivers a pleasingly refined experience and, predictably, that of the popular Prius. mode is as you’d expect, and much to reduce fuel at low speeds and boosts the performance of the motor under hard The automatic transmission’s smooth rounds off the Touring Sport’s of use character.

Just like the variants, the hybrid Touring ride and overall comfort are polished enough to compete conventional rivals. This is true when running in only mode. The upmarket mirrors the car’s equipment which is up to Toyota’s usual levels of generosity.

The four range (Active, Icon, Excel) boasts a high of safety and comfort kit as standard, moving up the trim levels can expect to see the likes of Toyota’s multimedia interface, leather and alloy wheels. Company expect the Icon grade to be the popular, thanks in part to the of Bluetooth, DAB radio and a reversing camera.

Well equipped, stylish, and easy to drive, Toyota’s Touring Sports is a welcome to the Auris fleet. Offering a load space and, in guise, the potential to reduce costs to levels below of the competition, it’s a car you ignore at peril.


Toyota Auris Touring Icon 1.8 Hybrid Synergy from £21,095 on the road.Engine: petrol unit plus hybrid system developing a 134bhp.Transmission: Continuously variable transmission as standard, driving the wheels.Performance: Maximum speed 0-62mph 11.2 seconds.Economy: when fitted with wheels.CO2 Rating: 85g/km fitted with 15-inch

Toyota Auris Touring Sports
Toyota Auris Touring Sports
Toyota Auris Touring Sports

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