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Toyota announces prices and specs for the Auris Hybrid

Toyota has announced prices and specifications for the Auris Hybrid, which goes on sale in July.

It slots in beneath the Prius in the Toyota range and will also replace the Auris's existing 2.0-litre diesel engine. Prices start at £18,950 and it's zero-rated for road tax. Models with 15-inch wheels emit 89g/km and return 74.3mpg, while cars with 17-inch wheels are 93g/km and do 79.6mpg.

The Auris Hybrid has been designed specifically for the Europe market and is built exclusively by Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK at its Burnaston factory. The 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine that forms part of the powertrain is sourced from TMUK's plant at Deeside in North Wales.

The benefits of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain used in the new model go beyond exceptional fuel economy and low CO2 emissions: it is user-friendly and delivers a quiet, comfortable and stress-free drive unlike anything else in the segment.

The system's 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine and electric motor generate a maximum 134bhp, giving nought to 62mph acceleration in 11.4 seconds and a top speed of 112mph, performance that matches any conventional 2.0-litre petrol or diesel hatchback.

When fitted with 15-inch wheels, combined cycle fuel economy is 74.3 mpg and CO2 emissions are 89 g/km; with the 17-inch wheel option the figures remain exceptional at 70.6 mpg and 93 g/km, levels unmatched by any other car in its segment. In addition, NOX emissions are significantly lower than those of diesel cars of comparable performance. Across the range, the emissions performance exempts Auris Hybrid from UK road tax (VED).

When taking advantage of the full hybrid system's switchable EV (electric vehicle) mode, CO2 and NOx emissions are cut to zero over distances of up to 1.2 miles at speeds of up to 30 mph, according to the level of battery charge and driving conditions.

Grades and equipment specifications
Auris Hybrid is offered in the UK in two specification grades, T4 and T Spirit. T4 models can be specified with 15 or optional 17-inch wheels, with the larger rims standard on the T Spirit version. The choice of wheel size has a slight effect on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

Key features of the standard T4 include:

  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Six-speaker audio with CD, radio, MP3 file player
  • USB and Aux-in connection
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Electric, heated door mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • LED running lights
  • Colour-matched door handles and mirrors
  • Push-button start
  • Seven airbags, including driver's knee airbag
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

T Spirit grade adds the following items:

  • Leather and Alcantara upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth
  • Dusk-sensing headlamps
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • Smart Entry and Start
  • Auto-dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Rear view camera display in rear view mirror
  • A Navigation Pack is available, providing satellite navigation, rear camera and rear parking sensors. Bluetooth, with steering wheel controls, is also offered as an option for the T4.

Prices:

The new Auris Hybrid T4 model costs £18,950 on-the-road and the T Spirit model costs £20,700.

An optional Navigation Pack, providing satellite navigation, rear camera and rear parking sensors, costs £1,200, and Bluetooth can be specified for the T4 version for £285.

 

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