The Toyota Auris Hybrid has the drive train that is found in the larger version of the car and because of this it enjoys the rather impressive fuel efficiency of nearly 75 mpg that is seen in a larger version. This incredible fuel efficiency is also going to be very good for your road tax situation, as it means you are just going to be emitting 89 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre, which means you’re not going to have to pay any road tax at all.
Also, if you regularly have to commute into London, you are not going to have to pay the congestion charge, and the company car tax bracket is just 10 percent. For a city car, these figures seem particularly impressive, but when you consider that this car is the same size as a Ford focus, or a VW Golf, it is actually remarkable.
The reason that this fuel economy is so good is because there are batteries that assist the petrol engine, which are hidden behind the rear seats of the vehicle. These batteries are charged by the car itself when the driver hits the brakes as the brakes are regenerative.
It is possible to charge the car, just in case the batteries are depleted, but it is the case that this is very rarely necessary. It is also possible for the car to run on just battery power for a very limited period, and it can achieve the distance of 1.2 miles running entirely on batteries.
Together, the car is capable of developing 134 brake horsepower, but it is very well designed and it feels as if it gets much more than this from the engine. You will also find that when driving in the city the car has plenty of power and it will pull away fast, and be able to navigate around the city very easily.
There is a great deal of technology in the car, and most of it is hidden away from the driver, which makes it seem like a very simple vehicle. This is generally a good thing, and it makes the car very easy to drive.
There is a gear lever that you just have to slide into drive, and it does everything else for you. There are some options about switching the car into a more economical mode, such as increasing the amount of energy taken from regenerative braking, which also helps keep the brake pads of the car in good condition.
There is also a mode that allows you to switch the car into a more powerful system, which allows you to accelerate faster, but has less of a concern to fuel efficiency. The kit in the car is good too, and even on an entry-level, you will find that it has electric windows, leather steering wheel, a six speaker system and a USB connection for connecting digital music.
The entry model of the car costs just under £20,000, and it is also the most fuel-efficient. It has 15 inch alloys, which improve the fuel efficiency compared to the larger alloys seen on the more expensive vehicles. Overall, this is an incredible car, for a reasonable pricetag, and will very much appeal to people who want to have a fuel-efficient vehicle that still feels as if it has some punch.