Toyota Auris Hybrid Official Info Released
The hybrid version of the Auris uses a 1.8 liter VVT-i petrol engine and an electric motor, with the total power reaching 134 hp. This allows the car to post a 11.4 seconds time for the 0 to 62 mph(100 km/h) sprint and offer a top speed of 112 mph (181 km/h).
When equipped with 15-inch wheels, the car returns a combined cycle fuel economy of 74.3 UK mpg (3.8 l/200km or 61.9 US mpg)and CO2 emissions are 89 g/km; with the 17-inch wheel option the car posts a fuel consumption figure of 70.6 UK mpg (4l/100km or 58.8 US mpg) and emits 93 g/km. In addition to that, Toyota says that the eco-friendly Auris’s NOX emissions are significantly lower than those of diesel cars of comparable performance.
The vehicle can also be used in the zero-emission, all-electric mode for distances up to 1.2 miles (1.9 km) at speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h).
In the UK, the Auris Hybrid is offered with two equipment levels: T4 and T Spirit. The T4 model comes with 15 inch wheels and optional 17 inch wheels, with the latter being a standard feature on the T4 Spirit version.
The standard features of the T4 version 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
-Seven airbags, including driver’s knee airbag
-Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC)
-Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
The T Spirit grade adds the following items:
-Leather and Alcantara upholstery
-Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
-Smart Entry and Start
-Auto-dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
-Rear view camera display in rear view mirror
The Auris Hybrid T4 model has a starting price of 18,950 pounds (EUR 22,150 or $27,278), while the T Spirit model costs 20,700 pounds (EUR 24,200 or $29797).