The Toyota Auris Hybrid is one of seven hybrids now offered by Toyota.
The latest 3rd generation Toyota Auris Hybrid comes in 4 models, the Icon, Icon Tech, Design and the Excel. The entry level Icon starts at £22,510 and the Excel at £25,810 on the road including government grant.. As with the Prius it has the Toyota new Hybrid system with the battery recuperating more energy and a seamless switch between electric and petrol engine mode.
The entry level 1.8 Petrol Auris Hybrid Icon model comes with a great list of standard inclusives;
- 16″ alloy wheels.
- 7″ touchscreen media system with 6 speakers, Cd, DAB and Bluetooth.
- Toyota Safety Sense including Pre-Collision System.
- Power Windows.
- Auto air conditioning.
- Reversing Camera.
- 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating.
- Pre-Collision System
- Auto headlights, LED rear lights and LED running lights.
Optional extras include the Parking Pack (front and rear parking assist and sensors for £500), Chrome Pack (£250), Leather upholstery (£950) and the Protection Pack (£350 for mud flaps, bumper protection plate and boot liner).
The leather seats and the Parking pack come standard in the Excel of which you can also choose a panoramic sunroof (extra). The Excel model also comes with with extra features as standard such as heated front seats, smart entry and push button start, auto wipers and auto folding door mirrors.
There are lots of great colours to choose from but all come with an extra charge apart from the Standard Luna Shadow (shown above).
New and improved Powertrain
The Toyota full hybrid 1.8 litre powertrain delivers significantly improved fuel economy in a more compact package that is lighter in weight. This is achieved with a new generation of powertrains with significant advances in battery, electric motor and gasoline engine technologies.The latest Auris Hybrid has an official EPA rating of 67.2 mpg in urban mode, 68.8 mpg in combined mode and claims 72.4 mpg in ‘urban extra’ mode.
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