Our Fleet Test Drive: Toyota Auris hybrid - 8th Report
17 January 2011
Author: Tony Rock
Auris on a slope
I?must say thanks to two readers this week.
First up is Paul Whitehead, who recommends I overcome a lack of go by temporarily engaging the Auris's 'Power' mode. "It's there for that little bit of extra power when needed, be it overtaking or going up a steep hill," he says. I've since tried it, and while the surge of power isn't instantaneous, it does help.
Like me, Alastair Rutt has been bugged by the continuous beeps that warn reverse is engaged. He says, though, that "this can be changed to a single beep free of charge by any Toyota main agent using the hand-held tester". So now you know.
|Toyota Auris hybrid 1.8 T-spirit|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£14,455-£26,645|
|CO2 (tax) ||96g/km (10%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£34/£69|
|Why we’re running it||Hybrid technology comes to |
the lower medium Auris.
Does it make sense?
|Positive||Eco driving dash aids|
|Negative||Lack of uphill and |