2013 the new auris touring sports dpl: introduction
Combining stylish design with segment-best loadspace and functionality, the new Auris Touring Sports is the segment's first wagon bodystyle available with a full hybrid powertrain in addition to a range of petrol and diesel alternatives. With CO2 emissions of just 85 g/km, the Auris Hybrid Touring Sports has the most efficient powertrain in the segment. And because its battery is located beneath the rear seats, the installation of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive technology delivers no compromise to either loadspace (up to 2,047 mm length) or luggage capacity (up to 1,658 litres).
Moreover, the new Auris Touring Sports is the only C-segment wagon to offer customers the combined benefits of Toyota's Easy Flat, one-touch foldable rear seats, a double level loadspace floor, a roller-type luggage net and a two-way tonneau cover.
Wagon body-style variants currently represent 25% of the C-segment market, with 75% of those sales attributed to the fleet market. The new Auris Touring Sports will further broaden the appeal of the Auris range, helping to increase the model's segment share to over 5.0% in 2014, its first full year of European sales. At launch, the new Auris Touring Sports' anticipated pan-European hybrid mix will be approximately 45%. This demonstrates that, far from a niche solution, full hybrid is a mainstream proposition, accessible to the largest possible audience.
Designed for Europe, the new Auris Touring Sports will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK alongside the Avensis, reinforcing the company's commitment to its European operations.