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

Toyota
BIK List Price
£22,740
Toyota Auris BIK list price
BIK Percentage
10%
Toyota Auris BIK Percent
CO2
91g/km
Toyota Auris CO2
Combined MPG
72.4
Toyota Auris MPG

Review

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
N/A
Toyota Auris Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Toyota Auris Ved
Fuel Type
Hybrid
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.

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