Toyota Auris expert car review verdict – BBC Top Gear

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What is it?

A new Auris. Well, a facelifted We’re sure you’re as by this as we are. But at least quite a substantial set of mods, includes revised suspension, an all new lower kerbweight and some body revisions. The roofline, for has been dropped by a whopping

This in turn lowers the of gravity, reduces weight, aerodynamics and has benefits for fuel and CO2.

The design looks much with neatly pressed and that V-shaped nose gives the Auris a bit of visual A bit. Trouble is, the Koreans, by we mean Hyundai and Kia, closed the gap completely in terms of safety, image, equipment and are arguably further ahead in tend to be cheaper and have a bit about them.

Hmmm.

Driving

The best we can give is not to buy the hybrid model. we know it looks tempting emissions of 85g/km and the promise of but you’ll never get that. In the battery can deliver enough for a mere 1.25 miles of motion and when running on it’s not that pleasant.

The 1.8 petrol is too raucous and it’s with a CVT gearbox, our least sort. The best we saw was 49.3mpg. a shame that Toyota, has done more to promote than anyone, isn’t more to advance the technology.

The 1.4 is a preferable all round car.

All models do driver with a bit precision and control, though. The is composed and although there’s road noise than is on the whole it strikes a good, if balance.

On the inside

This, is one department where the old car performed It had an unusually high, curvy But that’s gone now and in its place we an upright slab of black

Quite baffling, really. nothing creative about it and it might be fractionally more the Auris can’t hold a to the VW Golf – or indeed other European rivals when it comes to interior and materials. Quality is beyond of course, but neither space nor is impressive (although new batteries the hybrid’s boot is bigger).

The Auris will never let you Ever. It’ll last than you even if you live to be hundred and four. It carries it the promise of absolute peace of leaving you to be concerned about more than fuel

Once again, with in mind, avoid the hybrid: never see those on-paper you might with the diesel,

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