Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept
The best selling type of car in Europe is a five door hatchback, so developing a full hybrid Auris is a logical step by Toyota. The new concept will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week.
The main goal is achieving extraordinary low fuel consumption and emissions. The expected acceleration is around 10 seconds from 0 to 62 mph, which is good enough.
The new Auris HSD is capable of doing up to 2km at speeds up to 31mph with zero fuel consumption and zero CO2 emissions. This is electric drive mode, which is available with only a full hybrid systems. Full hybrid system means that the car can be driven on petrol engine alone, electric motor alone or a combination of both.
The engineers also improved the aerodynamic performance by doing some changes in the exterior. The overall result is a drag coefficient of 0.28, which is very good for five door hatch.
Toyota Auris HSDwill hit the market in the second half of 2010.
|Max. power (bhp)||97|
|Acceleration 0-62mph (sec)||~10 (target)|
|Type||Permanent magnet synchronous motor|
|Type||Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission|
|Overall length (mm)||4,245|
|Overall width (mm)||1,760|
|Overall height (mm)||1,515|