Yorkshire News: Toyota Auris Touring Sports — Hybrid Power In A Family Estate

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Toyota Auris Touring Sports

Toyota Auris Touring — Hybrid Power In A Estate

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Toyota introduced us to the of a hybrid car with its headline-grabbing model. A modest sized engine mated to a supplementary motor and you have the recipe for low and great economy, especially town.

Not everyone has warmed to the futuristic Prius shape, but no as Toyota is rolling the technology out its extensive range of cars.

recently revamped Auris a trail as the first family car to with a choice of three motors — petrol, and hybrid. Now Toyota claims world first with the first hybrid compact

The new Auris is more distinctive its rather anonymous predecessor and the to an estate has been successful. and modern, it certainly looks the So does it deliver and can it be recommended a more conventional diesel rival?


On The Road

Starting the car is a conventional except instead of an engine a ‘Ready’ light illuminates by a beep! Put the Continuously Variable (CVT) into drive and if the has enough charge you will away in silence.

Accelerate a harder and the engine will fire up to aid progress and help the car get up to For those unused to the CVT, acceleration can be a somewhat noisy as the engine revs and the transmission up’. You soon get used to it, is just as well, as to maintain A-road travel you’ll be of the engine working quite

As the 0 — 60mph time of seconds demonstrates, the Hybrid is no fireball. It’s much to relax and drive in a more manner, with economy in

Furthermore, the firm ride not translate into great and the steering is overly light, so is not a lot of fun to be had for the enthusiastic driver.

Interior

has cleverly mounted the battery under the rear seats so as not to the load space. Seats a huge 1658 litres of is on offer and this is easily with a low loading lip. underfloor storage adds to the and there is a generous sized

The front seats are comfortable, space in the rear is a little for the tallest of passengers. The extra of the Touring has gone into the compartment.

Running Costs

The of my week with the Touring was spent on motorways and A-roads, not its environment. Overall, I achieved 54mpg which perhaps show the Hybrid in its best The little town driving I did saw a leap to 70+ mpg, so it’s this is a car to buy for city-slickers, not country

However, there are some factors that need to be into the buying decision. users will see big benefits to the Toyota, with the Auris in the ultra-low 10 per cent company car tax Factor in the zero VED and congestion exemption and maybe the sums to make more sense a more conventional rival.

Reliability

Toyota Auris Touring Sports

I have run Toyota for many years and their for reliability is exceptional. All models a five year/100,000 mile However, the hybrid system is for eight years and being and tested elsewhere should not any cause for concern.

The latter not be underestimated, as I do feel would-be of purely electric cars are put off by long term reliability and they may well be right. time will tell.

My dealings with local Dealers would suggest should the unexpected happen, you experience high levels of service and be back on the road in no

Verdict

There is much to the hybrid version of the Touring For the urban-based motorist, it would be to think of a better family Space, practicality and low running will be the highlights. Plus is something rather self-righteous cruising between sets of lights in complete silence, in the knowledge that you are not polluting the

For those who want to shout their ‘green credentials’, the will remain the car of choice as it to have become synonymous for the planet. I prefer the Auris more subtle, more and may I suggest more sensible.

Fast Facts

List from £21,495

1.8 litre engine coupled with electric motor and nickel

Combined fuel economy of 76.3mpg

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