Toyota Auris Touring Sports 1.8 Hybrid Excel first drive review Review | Autocar

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Toyota Auris Touring Sports


Toyota Auris Touring 1.8 Hybrid Excel first review

What is it?

This is the Auris estate, although a name like Touring you might imagine something a more glamorous and powerful. a small but solid market for traditional estates, with sold to fleet buyers. In Toyota reckons that than 60 per cent of these practical Aurises will be for company car parks.

Like the hatch, the estate is a neat, wagon with a pleasing of the rakish, whose most feature is that the drivetrain and pack of the hybrid version is without compromising the car’s carrying capacity. Which is a feat. Not only that, but its seats-down loadspace is also the in the class.

The load bay is also well and will – just – swallow two metres long, although be getting intimate with the wheel with something large in the space behind The tailgate is yawningly big, the fold easily and the removable parcel shelf doubles as a between the front seats and the space, so it’s certainly

Besides the 1.8 hybrid there are 1.3 and petrol engines and a 1.4 diesel. are alos four trim the priciest Excel being the sampled here.

What is it like?

As you’d this estate version pretty similar to the Auris but there are differences in the way it goes the road. On the positive side, it well and possibly even than the hatchback, despite the wishbone rear suspension’s to cater for widely varying At moderate speeds it resists tidily and has a fair bit of grip.

But a mild vagueness to the steering, and in balance terms you get the impression the car is carrying quite a load – which in a sense it is, with battery pack under the seat. According to the Auris’s chief engineer Satoshi this vagueness is partly to the tyres, with some brands providing better feel than others.

The test car wore optional wheels (15s are standard, CO2 emissions from 92g/km to with Dunlop SP Sport rubber.

The hybrid powertrain is not the choice, however, if this is to be regularly used as a beast of Its 105lb ft of torque is sometimes despite the assisting efforts of the motor.

This modest power is underlined by the operational of this hybrid drivetrain. The variable belt-drive transmission the engine to spin continuously at high revs and produce a pleasing tone that’s reminiscent of a kitchen blender. the car is laden you’ll be hearing sound pretty often, is a shame, because the Auris is impressively hushed at speed.

Toyota Auris Touring Sports

Otherwise, this more Auris is much the same as the That means that well equipped and convenient, but the is undermined by a slabby cliff of a that’s burdened with a uncoordinated mix of shapes, materials and There’s not much wrong its functionality, but this facia well short of the classy of the dashboards fielded by Volkswagen, Hyundai and Ford. The rest of the is pretty average aesthetically,

Should I buy one?

If you need volume and a well kitted, conveniently appointed car, the Touring Sports may be worth with its best-in-class loadbay.

But probably not as a hybrid, despite its low emissions and the promise of economy, it hasn’t the torque or refinement to big loads with a diesel’s It’s just too noisy load, and it’s not an especially lugger, despite the assistance of an motor.

The Touring Sport’s steering – at least on these – will be off-putting for the keener and the interior and its oddly dated, dashboard fall well of the design and quality standards set by its The Touring Sports may be well and quite decently equipped, but for that won’t be enough.

Auris Touring Sports 1.8 Synergy Drive Excel

£22,845; 0-62mph 11.2sec; Top 109mph; Economy 70.6mpg; CO2 Kerb weight 1465kg; four cyls in line, petrol, plus electric Power 132bhp at 5200rpm; 105lb ft at 4000rpm; Gearbox CVT

Toyota Auris Touring Sports

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