Auris hsd — independent testing confirms green credentials
- Growing market acceptance of Toyota's full hybrid technology
- Independent testing confirms Auris HSD green credentials
- Record-breaking result at Auris hybrid Eco Challenge in Germany
- Auris HSD receives a maximum 5 star rating in ADAC's EcoTest
With the launch of Auris HSD in July, Toyota has taken the fundamental step of making itsfull hybrid technology accessible to a broader customer base. The company intends todeploy Hybrid Synergy Drive® technology across its entire European model range in theearly 2020's.
The Auris HSD introduces the benefits of full hybrid drive to the C-segment hatchback forthe first time, rewarding customers with fuel consumption of only 3.8 l / 100 km, CO2emissions of just 89 g / km and full-electric driving for up to 25 % of typical city trips1.
European sales of Auris HSD have already exceeded the entire year's production of 14,000units, an indication of how rapidly Toyota's full hybrid technology is winning marketacceptance. 2011 sales are expected to more than double, targeting 31,000 units.
This year, Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain was again awarded the title 'GreenEngine of the Year'. In addition, the Auris HSD was voted 'WhatGreenCar of the Year 2010' bya selected group of UK's leading green transport and environmental experts. Toyota's fullhybrid stood out amongst the tested cars for its 'advanced drive, state of the art drivercontrol options, affordability and conventional looks'.
The Auris HSD was also successful in this year's Austrian Autoreview awards, rankingsecond in the 'Alternative Powertrain' category, yet first as a mainstream model.
The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V. (ADAC) driving safety centre recently hostedthe Auris Hybrid Eco Challenge. 25 amateur and professional teams, selected from 4,000applicants, competed to achieve the lowest possible average fuel consumption. Thewinning team returned 3.86 l / 100 km in the combined cycle, 4.4 l / 100km on the openroad, and just 2.66 l / 100km under urban driving conditions.
In addition, the Auris HSD received a maximum, 5 star rating in ADAC's EcoTest. With atotal of 94 points, the Toyota full hybrid gained the highest score ever achieved in thisreputable environmental test. In the EcoTest's two measured categories, fuel efficiencyand environmental pollution, the Auris HSD gained an outstanding score of 44 for its fuelefficiency, and the highest possible mark -50 out of 50- in the environmental pollutioncategory.
Since ADAC launched its EcoTest in 2002, more than 100 models have been tested. Todate, 5 stars —equivalent to more than 90 points- have been awarded to just seven models.With this record-breaking result, the Auris HSD becomes the most environmentallyfriendlycar ever tested at ADAC.
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