Toyota has confirmed the British-built Auris HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive) will deliver CO2 emissions of just 89g/km and official combined cycle fuel consumption of 74.3mpg.
The Auris HSD is the first of Toyota's core models to be offered with the option of full hybrid, petrol and diesel powertrains – a unique proposition in the C-segment.
The Auris HSD paves the way for the introduction of full hybrid versions of all Toyota models in Europe by the early 2020s.
The Auris HSD will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK’s factory at Burnaston, alongside the Avensis and Auris models, and the petrol engine featured in its full hybrid powertrain will be manufactured at TMUK’s Deeside plant in North Wales.
The car can be driven in EV (electric vehicle) mode, powered by its electric motor alone for up to 1.2 miles (2.0km) at speeds up to about (50kph), generating zero CO2 and NOx emissions.
The car's low CO2 emissions and high fuel economy will attract significant, British and pan-European tax incentives, inner city congestion charge exemption and exceptionally low running costs.
The new Auris HSD will go on sale in the summer.