2009 Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 13 September 2009 , 18:09:31 byDan

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Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept

Japanese carmaker Toyota revealed the new Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Toyota is committed to making the environmental benefits of its Hybrid Synergy Drive accessible to a wider customer base and it is on track to offer a hybrid version of every model in its range by the early 2020s. With this model, the carmaker wants to shift customer perception of hybrid technology. The main advantages are exceptional fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions, but also the customer will experience smooth and sophisticated driving unlike any other any other family hatchback, thanks to the everyday usability, comfort and quietness of the Toyota full hybrid power-train. Sales are scheduled to start during the second half of 2010. The unveiling of the new car at the Frankfurt Motor Show brings the vision of making the UK the best place in the world to develop low carbon vehicles a step closer. Several changes have been made to the styling of the Auris to improve aerodynamic efficiency and blue hybrid badging identifies the car as a member of the full hybrid fleet of the Japanese carmaker. The ride height is lower by 20 mm compared to the conventional Auris and also underbody panels and a rear diffuser have been fitted to smooth and control airflow beneath the car. Inside the car we can find several elements that are linked to the full hybrid status. The new model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 10 seconds. Using technology that was first brought to the market in the latest generation Prius, the Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept marks a further development of solar powered ventilation, with solar panels covering the entire roof.