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Brand New Toyota Auris1.8 Hybrid Icon Tech TSS 5dr CVT

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£1110 initial rental
£185 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touch screenCruise control
Dusk sensorForward collision warning
Lane departure warning systemPAS
Push button starterRear view camera
Touch 2 Go navigation systemTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
DAB Digital radioRadio/CD + MP3
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Auto high beamBody colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrorsChrome bars on lower front grille
Chrome fog lamp bezelElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsFront fog lights
LED daytime running lightsLED rear lights
Lower grille finisher - Piano blackRear wiper

Interior Features

Auto air conditioningFront and rear headrests
Isofix child seat preparationLeather gear knob
Leather steering wheelSeatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
Ventura cloth upholstery 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Collision mitigation braking systemDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagEmergency brake assist
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront lateral airbags
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Road sign information displaySeatbelt warning
Vehicle stability control + traction control + brake assist 

Security

Alarm 

Trim

Black instrument panel 

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.182CO2 (g/km)82
HC0.037Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.006Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1798Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine Code2ZR-FXEEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears1 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)78.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)80.7EC Urban (mpg)80.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power136
Coin DescriptionHybridCoin SeriesIcon Tech TSS
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079EVehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5200Engine Torque - LBS.FT105
Engine Torque - MKG14.5Engine Torque - NM142
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed112

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1475Length4330
Wheelbase2600Width1760

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1815
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1200Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)360
Max. Loading Weight400Minimum Kerbweight1415
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Toyota Auris

The Toyota Auris family hatchback keeps improving in a bid to attract your attention. Could this be Britain's most unfairly overlooked car? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Toyota Auris has evolved into something wholly desirable. The problem is, UK buyers haven't twigged just yet. This revised version might well help the penny drop, with the brand's impressive 'Safety Sense' package now standard on nearly all models. As before, buyers also get efficient engines and the usual British-built Toyota integrity.

Background

What do Toyota have to do to get you interested in buying an Auris? Make it better to drive? They did that in 2012, at the same time making it better looking, better value for money, better built and more efficient. That ought to have been enough to propel Toyota's Focus rival from also-ran to there or thereabouts and, objectively speaking, the Auris was an impressive all-rounder. Thing is, nobody here really took it that seriously, despite it being built right here in Britain at Toyota's award-winning Burnaston facility. Undeterred, Toyota has set about improving the Auris still further, revealing a revised line-up that aims to ensure that slowly but surely, this car will get its due.

Driving Experience

The key news engine-wise is that the powertrain choice has been reduced to just two units, both petrol-powered. One of them is Toyota's revvy 1.2T direct injection turbocharged unit, which develops 115PS and is available with either a six-speed manual or continuously variable auto transmission. Almost three-quarters of Auris customers though, opt for the 1.8-litre petrol/electric hybrid engine. In recent times, the driver appeal of this variant has been increased with powertrain retuning that delivers an improved, natural driving experience with no compromise in the highly efficient performance. The brand's engineers have secured a closer alignment between the increase in engine and vehicle speeds, creating a more linear acceleration feel as the driver applies the throttle. This hybrid engine has long been one of the smoothest in its class and with the addition of the electric motor, it's also reasonably brisk. Working only via auto transmission, it'll make 62mph in 10.9 seconds on the way to 112mph. The Auris hybrid's suspension has been softened in recent times, but that's only because the chassis is reasonably stiff and the suspension components pretty light. This combination means that you'll get a decent ride, with handling that'll also probably be a little better than you'd expect. If your experience of this car is limited to the first generation pre-2012 version, you'll probably also probably notice that the steering is rather more feelsome than it used to be too. When operating its switchable all-electric EV mode, the Auris Hybrid generates zero CO2, NOx and particulates for distances up to 1.2 miles at speeds up to about 31mph, according to the level of battery charge and driving conditions.

Design and Build

Toyota really gave the Auris a bit of attitude with the Mk2 car that appeared in 2012 and this current version builds on that by featuring the lower and broader frontal treatment now common to many of the company's latest products. There's a splash of chrome on the grille, plus LED headlamp clusters which include LED daytime running lights. In profile the front and rear styling generates pronounced overhangs, while the rear end features a sleek lower bumper assembly and LED rear lights. The cabin benefits from high quality materials and a low profile dashboard, with clean-looking dials and a consistent use of grains, illumination and typefaces across the fascia. There's a twin-clock binnacle with a 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information screen. Many details, such as the air vents, doorhandles and gear lever surround, have been designed to give a crisper, high-quality appearance. There's also a Touring Sports estate version on offer if you need a bit more hauling space.

Market and Model

Because Toyota has now dropped the previously available entry-level 'Active' trim grade, Auris pricing stats a little higher than it did before. The entry-level spec is now 'Icon', which starts from around £22,500 for the five-door hatch model. As before, there's an alternative 'Touring Sports' estate bodystyle available for an £1,100 premium. Plusher trim levels further up the range include 'Icon Tech', 'Design' and 'Excel'. Even base 'Icon' variants are very well equipped, featuring 16-inch alloys, a reversing camera, front fog lights, power windows, six-speaker audio with DAB, automatic air conditioning and a shark fin antenna, all as standard. The Toyota Safety Sense package provides a Pre-Collision System, Automatic High Beam, Lane Departure Alert and Road Sign Assist. 'Icon Tech' models match this specification and add cruise control and Toyota Touch 2 with Go, adding navigation and connectivity functions to the multimedia system. The 'Design' grade increases the style factor with 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, black side sills, Alcantara upholstery, sports front seats and rear privacy glass, together with cruise control. It also increases the convenience factor with the addition of front and rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, auto-folding door mirrors, dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers.

Cost of Ownership

This Auris has been given a good once-over in the efficiency department in recent years. The 1.2T model benefits from fuel consumption of 60.1mpg and 109g/km CO2 emissions when fitted with a manual gearbox. Go for the Multidrive S transmission and those numbers improve to 61.4mpg and 106g/km. As for running costs of the hybrid variant, well the CO2 emissions and fuel returns vary a little with the trim level chosen. Base versions of the hatch model return 82g/km - or a fraction more in the Touring Sports estate. Combined cycle consumption is around 80mpg. If you go for a plusher version with bigger wheels, those figures will rise slightly. Even here though, this car returns a strong showing on the balance sheet. The bottom line is that overall, even a top Auris Hybrid model will cost less for a company to offer on its fleet than a more modestly specified, mid-grade diesel Focus, Astra or Golf. For the company car driver, the personal savings are considerable too. More than £2,000 compared to a Focus with similar power output and more than £1,500 compared to a Golf over three years and 60,000 miles. As for depreciation, well the Auris might not have been a big hit for new car buyers but it's long been a bit of a sleeper hit on the used market amongst buyers who want the reliability of a new car but not the price tag. There's no reason why this car won't be just the same, so couple strong residuals with low emissions, a reasonable asking price and insurance groupings that are a group or two below the class average and you have a strong contender.

Summary

Some cars are an instant hit, others are a bit of a slow burn and then there's the Toyota Auris. It's a car whose appeal is, to many, so hard to fathom that it never really challenges the top contenders in the sales charts. The reason? It's struggled to shake off the stigma of being a bit, well, boring. But here's the thing. This current car isn't bland at all. It's a family hatchback that's been designed with care, built with diligence and which is better looking than most rivals in its class. You just know it'll be incredibly reliable and there's no shortage of customer choice. Toyota perhaps needs to inject a bit of attitude into the Auris range with a really potent sports model. It might not make too many sales but it'll have a real halo effect over the rest of the range. Overall, what we've learnt here is that the Auris is a good car, encumbered by an out of date reputation. It's time to leave the old attitudes behind.

Performance
50%
Handling
60%
Comfort
60%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
60%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£185
Initial Rental£1110
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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