Fleet News

Our fleet: Toyota Auris Hybrid Excel 1.8 CVT - July 2013

BIK List Price
Toyota Auris BIK list price
BIK Percentage
Toyota Auris BIK Percent
Toyota Auris CO2
Combined MPG
Toyota Auris MPG


Interesting isn't a word normally associated with the previous-generation Toyota Auris, but the new model is a different case altogether.

If the last model's jelly-mould design could be likened to a shapeless tracksuit, the new one wears an altogether sharper suit.

A mix of straight lines, a steeply-raked windscreen, an angular front end and a back which has more than a passing resemblance to that of the Lexus CT 200h gives the new hatchback a purposeful look, while the cabin is full of swooping lines, as well as different shapes and materials for an ultra-modern appearance.

It looks like Toyota has made a concerted effort to distance its lower-medium  car as far as possible from its predecessor, barring changing its name.

The good news continues with the level of standard equipment.

Our test model is in top-of-the range Excel trim, and standard features include park assist, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, heated front seats, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and keyless entry and start.

Safety equipment includes a driver's knee airbag, curtain airbag, whiplash injury lessening front seats, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, and vehicle stability control. The Auris has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating.

Our test car is also fitted with the optional £650 Touch & Go media system, which includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen, sat-nav, Google local search connectivity and rear-view camera.

On the road, the early signs in our six-month test have been encouraging as the Auris offers plenty of refinement as well as a comfortable ride.

Top Speed
Toyota Auris Top Speed
VED band
Toyota Auris Ved
Fuel Type
Toyota Auris Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £7,325
4 Year 80k : £5,575
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 36.92
4 Year 80k : 33.42

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

Toyota Mirai first drive | impressive but infrastructure holds it back

Cecond-generation Mirai is bigger, more powerful, cheaper and able to travel further when fully refuelled than its predecessor.

Our fleet: Golf GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 5dr - September 2014

We’ve said farewell to our Golf GT TSI and replaced it with…another Golf.

Search Car Reviews