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Auris Touring Sports to join Toyota hybrid family

The carmaker unveiled its new Auris and Auris Hybrid at the event, revealing it would be launching the additional bodystyle to compete for the 25% of mainstream C-segment sales which were wagons. Auris Touring Sports is 285mm longer than the hatchback, and will be offered with the same engine options.

Significantly for Toyota, the Auris Touring Sports becomes the fifth model in the range to get a full hybrid drivetrain, alongside the Prius, new Auris Hybrid and recently introduced Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ seven-seat MPV.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the Auris hatchback hybrid haven’t been released yet but Toyota says they will come under the 89g/km and 74.3mpg of the outgoing version. This would likely place the Touring Sports at just over 90g/km with the smaller alloy wheels, adding to the fleet appeal shown by the first Auris Hybrid.

In line with customer feedback, new Auris features higher quality cabin materials and the Hybrid version has its battery located under the rear bench, which means there’s no loss of boot space as in its predecessor. This layout also makes the Touring Sports version just as versatile as its petrol and diesel-powered siblings.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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