Whether or not you believe in man-made global warming, carbon dioxide still has an impact on every UK driver – it decides your road tax and company car tax costs (or perhaps you want tax free cars).
That won’t be enough to drop the Auris under London’s new 75 g/km Congestion Charge exemption from July 1, and it won’t change the Hybrid’s already tax-free VED status.
And for company users the BIK rate is also unchanged – though the Auris Hybrid now sits more comfortably in the 10 percent BIK band, and everyone will get a few extra MPG into the bargain too.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Toyota is hedging its bets just in case the road tax bands change at some point, though. As a new car buyer you really need to look ahead to future legislation if you want to preserve your low running costs – as drivers in London have discovered with that C-Charge change.
Of course, the Hybrid’s new lower emissions figure also has a marketing spin to it – it makes the Auris Hybrid the lowest-emitting car in its class.
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Hybrids aren’t for everyone but with the lowest emissions in its class and a smooth drivetrain, the Auris Hybrid a welcome change from the diesel variants that tend to dominate.
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