The Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car is introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show along side with the Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid and Volkswagen E-Up!. We think that the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car has a long name; what do you think? Anyway, it is a concept car, but every indication is that it is not all that different than what will be rolling out of Burnaston factory in England. Could this be a rival for the Toyota Prius? We all know that Prius is not-that-good-looking, and the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car has much more decent look.
One of the innovative inventions from Toyota is that the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car has rooftop cells which helps keep the cabin cool on sunny day which also the similar system mounted on the Toyota Yaris.
In any case, the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car is powered by a 1.8-liter four cylinder and Hybrid Synergy Drive ought to ensure stellar fuel economy and carbon emission of below 100 g/km – both important considerations across the pond where gas is quite expensive and taxes are unbelievably high.
The Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car is to be Toyota’s first full hybrid mainstream model in Europe which able to accelerate in 0 to 62 mph in 10 seconds. The exterior styling changes to improve the aerodynamic performance.
So, what does the full hybrid mean? The term full hybrid in the Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car means the car is able to be driven on petrol engine alone, on an electric motor alone or combination of both, because not all hybrids can do this.
The Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept car introduction marks the Toyota’s efforts on shifting their customers’ perception of hybrid technology. Not only the customers will experience the low CO2 and fuel efficiency, but also feel the smooth and sophisticated driving unlike any other family hatchback.