Auris will get Hybrid version, on sale in 2010
1 April 2009

Toyota will reveal a hybrid version of one of its core European models – likely to be the Auris – at the Frankfurt show in September.

Toyota’s European sales and marketing boss, Andrea Formica, revealed that Toyota is concentrating on hybrid versions of its core European models, saying that a major announcement would be made at the Frankfurt show.

Although Formica would not confirm it, this is likely to mean the introduction of a Toyota Auris hybrid sometime during 2010.

Although Toyota confirmed last week that it will build a hybrid version of the Yaris, that car will be based on the next-generation model, and won’t even go on sale in Japan – let alone Europe – before 2011 at the earliest.

Read more on the Toyota Yaris hybrid

A Toyota Avensis hybrid, on the other hand, is unlikely because of the high volume of diesel sales in that car’s market segment.

Matt Rigby

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK
  • Volvo V90
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The Volvo V90 is a big estate ploughing its own furrow. We’re about to see if it is refreshing or misguided
  • Kia Stonic
    First Drive
    18 October 2017
    Handsome entrant into the bulging small crossover market has a strong engine and agile handling, but isn’t as comfortable or complete as rivals