Pricing and the official specifications for the Auris Hybrid have just been announced. Toyota UK disclosed that the hybrid version of the Auris is equipped with a 1.8 liter VVT-i petrol engine and an electric motor resulting to a total output of 134 hp. This enables the car to go from zero to 62 mph in 11.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 112 mph (181 km/h).
When donning 15-inch wheels, the Auris is capable of returning a combined cycle fuel economy of 74.3 UK mpg (3.8 l/200km or 61.9 US mpg). Meanwhile, CO2 emissions are at 89 g/km. When equipped with 17-inch wheels, the car gets a fuel consumption figure of 70.6 UK mpg (4l/100km or 58.8 US mpg) and has emissions of 93 g/km.
Furthermore, the eco-friendly Auris' NOX emissions are considerably lower when compared to diesel cars. When in the zero-emission, all-electric mode, the car can go for distances of up to 1.2 miles (1.9 km) at speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h). In the UK, two equipment levels are available with the Auris Hybrid: T4 and T Spirit.
The T4 model is offered with 15-inch wheels while the 17-inch wheels are optional. However, the 17-inch wheels come standard on the T4 Spirit version. Key features of the standard T4 include: Climate control air conditioning; Six-speaker audio with CD, radio, MP3 file player; USB and Aux-in connection; Front and rear electric windows; Electric, heated door mirrors; Front fog lights; LED running lights; Colour-matched door handles and mirrors; Push-button start; Seven airbags, including driver's knee airbag; Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC); Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). T Spirit grade adds the following items: Leather and Alcantara upholstery; Cruise control; Bluetooth; Dusk-sensing headlamps; Rain-sensing windscreen wipers; Smart Entry and Start; Auto-dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror; Rear view camera display in rear view mirror.
The new Auris Hybrid T4 model costs £18,950 on-the-road and the T Spirit model costs £20,700.