Toyota has reduced the CO2 emissions of its Auris Hybrid to just 84 g/km, the lowest of any car in the family hatchback class.

This reduction is achieved by refining the vehicle tuning and adopting various aerodynamic improvements such as new aero-stabilising fins in the rear glazing. These measures combine to improve the overall energy efficiency without negatively impacting vehicle performance.

Reinforcing Toyota’s commitment to continually improve the efficiency of its products, these new modifications were first previewed on the 85g/km Auris Hybrid Touring Sports, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.

Auris has been received well across Europe since launch, with sales up 27 per cent in the first quarter of 2013. The full hybrid variant is proving particularly popular with a sales increase of 69 per cent year-on-year. In the UK, sales of Auris have been even better, increasing by 31 per cent to March 2013.

Auris Hybrid will be available from June with emissions of 84 g/km on Icon models only. The emissions of Excel models will remain unchanged at 91g/km.

Auris Hybrid Icon
CO2 EMISSIONS (g/km)HatchbackTouring Sports
Urban8284
Extra urban8384
Combined8485