Toyota is rolling their spin machine on the new Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept. The study will have its moment in the spotlight at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, before hitting the salesroom floors next year.
Even though the car can be driven either on petrol alone, or just electric, it can also run on a combination of the two. Unfortunately, the engine's power figures do leave quite a bit to be desired. Although it uses a reasonably sized engine, featuring a 1.8-liter displacement, it only manages to put out 97 horsepower. This leads to a 0-100 km/h time of "around 10 seconds," which means that the car probably hits 100 in 10 to 10.5 seconds under lab conditions, and maybe a second slower in the real world.
2010 Geneva - Toyota Auris Hybrid, 2010 RAV4, Concept FT-EV II & Concept FT-86
Andrea Formica, Senior Vice-President European Sales & Marketing Toyota Motor Europe, presents the European Premieres of the RAV4 2010, of the Concept FT-EV II, of the Concept FT-86, of the Auris 2010 and of the Prius PHV.Andrea Formica, Senior Vice-President European Sales & Marketing Toyota Motor Europe, presents the World Premiere of the Auris Hybrid.
Toyota Sport Hybrid Concept 2010
Hybrid concept sports car unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 15, 2010. Open top 4WD concept is based on the discontinued Toyota MR2 and packs a 392bhp. See it here in action.
BMW Vision EfficienctDynamics Concept´Promotional Clip
Making its Frankfurt public debut in just over two weeks, the 2 2 seater concept is described as a visualization of BMW ActiveHybrid technology; a symbol for future high-performance driving dynamics and driving pleasure all with a pioneering level of efficiency.
Toyota Auris Hybrid Review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/252184/toyota_auris_hybrid.html
It's priced competitively against 2.0-litre diesel rivals, and offers a different hybrid proposition to the Prius, mainly because it looks like a normal car. Just like its stablemate, the Auris is great around town. But the familiar hybrid foibles remain, with a harsh note under acceleration and average economy. So on the motorway, good though the newcomer is, we'd still recommend a diesel instead.
Toyota Auris Hybrid - Auris HSD
Der Toyota Auris Hybrid ist der erste Hybrid in der Kompaktklasse. Ab August 2010 hat der Toyota Auris Hybrid mit dem gleichen Zwei-Motoren-Antrieb wie der Prius gestartet.