Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept The Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept, a world premiere, is a new derivative of Toyota’s C-segment Auris, exclusively designed for the European market. It introduces full hybrid technology to a mainstream model at the heart of the Toyota line-up, the first step in the deployment of Hybrid Synergy Drive® (HSD) across the company’s entire model range.

Whilst obviously benefiting from the advantages of exceptional fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions inherent in Hybrid Synergy Drive®, the Auris HSD Full Hybrid customer will experience a refined and sophisticated driving experience unique to the C segment, due to the everyday usability, driving comfort and remarkable quietness of Toyota’s Full Hybrid powertrain.

The Auris HSD Full Hybrid will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately 10 seconds, yet returns class leading combined cycle fuel economy, and CO2 emissions below 100 g/km. Four driving modes, including ECO, POWER and EV on-demand modes further increase the capabilities of the Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain. They are designed to help customers develop relaxed, fuel efficient driving techniques and maximise system efficiency.

With solar panels applied to the entire roof surface, the Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept introduces a further development in the field of solar powered ventilation. Similar technology has also been incorporated into the interior. Dash-top mounted solar panels generate sufficient power to recharge mobile phones or music players mounted in purposemade charging trays on each side of the dashboard.

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