The Toyota Auris Hybrid hatchback is now available with CO2 emissions of 84g/km, the lowest of any lower-medium car.
This reduction is achieved by refining the vehicle tuning and adopting various aerodynamic improvements such as new aero-stabilising fins in the rear glazing. These measures combine to improve the overall energy efficiency without negatively impacting vehicle performance.
These new modifications were first previewed on the 85g/km Auris Hybrid Touring Sports, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.
The Auris has been received well across Europe since launch, with sales up 27% in the first quarter of 2013. The hybrid variant is proving particularly popular with a sales increase of 69% year-on-year. In the UK, sales of Auris have been even better, increasing by 31% to March 2013.
The Auris Hybrid will be available from June with emissions of 84 g/km on Icon models only. The emissions of Excel models will remain unchanged at 91g/km.