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  1. Seems to be a general problem with "experienced" automobile people not understanding hybrids - from Autocar "...but for the ‘detail’ pictures we moved to the security and warmth of our studio, where the car sat with its lights on and the ignition off for perhaps half an hour. And in the process we managed to completely flatten the 12V battery and leave the car stranded." Interesting that in some markets (the USA for one) Kia have provided their hybrids with automatic disconnect of the 12v battery if the charge gets too low; then you have to press a reset switch when you need it
  2. The "lower" trim levels had a demountable TomTom (TNS 410) which was useful - and cheaper to update - four map updates per annum for about £30
  3. Page 661 of the manual shows the full-size spare wheel configuration, which is provided in some markets - probably lose the underfloor storage area
  4. "I'm viewing a couple of hybrid Auris T-Spirit cars" - difficult to know what he was asking - surely the hybrids weren't released to 2012?
  5. Good/bad points (incl. a number of comments re: sat-navs): https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/toyota/auris-2013/?section=good
  6. Had a Mk 1 with 15" wheels - averaged 54.2 over 3+ years - Mk 2 with 17" averaging 51.0 over 2+ years - similar motoring throughout; rural based but with frequent long motorway trips. The reduction is worthwhile given the better ride quality with the larger wheels IMO
  7. Have a space saver in a non-tourer - it fits in the well OK, but the floor of the under-floor storage (if that makes sense!) is slightly tilted, but acceptable. This was done as a dealer modification at delivery. In some markets there is either a factory-fitted space saver or a full-size wheel as standard with the non-tourer
  8. Think they've been based on these "spy" shots: http://2017toyotacars.com/2018-toyota-auris-spy-photo-hybrid/ Personally think the interior needs a major upgrade - the Mk 1 and 2 have been a bit low-rent
  9. On a related subject, preferred the Mk 1 cup-holders which were located near a fascia vent and in hot weather could keep a water bottle cool; unlike the centrally-located Mk. 2 ones
  10. The Spanish specification gives a kerb weight of "1455*/1495" kgs (depending on wheels - * weight is for 17")
  11. Thanks - a Google for "Auris 2018" brings up plenty of spy photos, etc.
  12. Is the Auris due for an update? Toyota Spain are advertising 21% discounts on the mid-range hybrid, with corresponding deals on the other models
  13. "Fuel economy Your Toyota is designed to achieve the best possible fuel economy during normal driving (using the gasoline engine and electric motor [traction motor]). Driving in EV drive mode more than necessary may lower fuel economy."
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