Exclusively developed for the European sphere, the Toyota Auris HSD (hybrid Synergy Drive) introduces full hybrid technology to a core model at the heart of Toyota's model line-up. It marks the first step in the deployment of HSD technology across the company's entire European model range by the early 2020s.
Built in Britain at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Uk's Burnaston factory, it targets an hight-priority shift in buyer perceptions of full hybrid drive technology.
The prospect of Britain - and Europe's - first home-manufactured full hybrid model was welcomed by the UK Government. Enterprise Minister Ian Lucas said: I'm delighted that Toyota has chosen its UK plants to produce the first European Toyota hybrid vehicle and I exterior forward to seeing it when I'm in Geneva for the Motor Show. Toyota's commitment to reduce CO2 emissions gives fresh impetus to our vision for the UK to lead in the layout, manufacture and use of low carbon vehicles.
Going beyond the benefits of exceptional fuel economy and low CO2 emissions that are inherent in Hybrid Synergy Drive, the new Toyota Auris HSD will deliver everyday usability, driving convenience and remarkable quietness for a smooth and sophisticated driving experience that is unlike anything else in the C-segment.
Making its debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto show, the 2011 Toyota Corolla - the best selling subcompact in America - will option new front and back look look-and-feel, new dashboard layout changes, Toyota Care complimentary maintenance plan, traditional Smart Stop Technology, and two new colours. With a compelling mix of responsive, fun-to-drive performance, proven value and significant security credentials, more than 30 million Toyota Corollas have been sold worldwide since 1966. The 2011 Toyota Corolla will go in sale in December.
The 2011 Toyota Corolla continues to provide Toyota's Star Security System traditional, which contains Car Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. It also features the traditional Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.
The 2011 Toyota Corolla is available in three grades: the base-model Toyota Corolla, LE, and S. All models are equipped with the 1. 8-liter DOHC four-cylinder motor, which produces 132 hp at 6000, rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 4400, rpm. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (vvt-i) controls valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts to help optimize performance and fuel efficiency. Internal elements are optimized to reduce friction.
The 1. 8-liter motor is paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT) on the base Toyota Corolla, while the LE model features the four-speed automatic traditional. The four-speed automatic uses a torque converter with flex lockup for increased fuel economy, as well as uphill/downhill shift control. For a more engaging driving experience, the driver can shift the four-speed automatic manually by moving the shift lever to the left from its D position into the S position, then pushing forward for upshifts and rear for downshifts. An indicator inside the mix gauge shows the gear selected. The 1. 8-liter motor on the Toyota Corolla S transmits performance via the five-speed manual transmission or the four-speed automatic.