Toyota’s Auris Hybrid Touring Sports is the fleet vehicle of choice for Toshiba Tec UK – the company has switched to Toyota with an initial order for 28 vehicles to create a new fleet for its company car drivers.
Part of the global Toshiba Corporation, the company is based in Chertsey, Surrey, and provides technical support for Toshiba Tec’s computerised point-of-sale and retail information systems and barcode printers.
Brian Goddard, Toshiba Tec Fleet and Facilities Co-ordinator, said: “We wanted to secure the most modern and economical solution, a vehicle that has strong environmental qualities that supports our drive to reduce our carbon emissions, but which equally can provide our engineers with reliable transport and the space they need for their equipment.”
The Auris Hybrid Touring Sports is built in Britain, at Toyota’s factory in Burnaston, and is one of the most practical models in its class, providing 530 litres of space – this can be extended to 1,658 litres using the one-touch Easy Flat system to fold the seats down.
In terms of efficiency, the 1.8-litre full hybrid petrol-electric system has official combined cycle fuel economy of 76.3mpg and 85g/km CO2 emissions, when combined with 15-inch wheels.
Toshiba Tec’s teams can expect to travel in comfort, thanks to the quiet and smooth performance of the hybrid system, seamless E-CVT transmission and automatic air conditioning.
The vehicles are being provided by Toyota Fleet Services through the Currie Motors Toyota Centre in Twickenham.
To find out more about the Auris Touring Sports range, or to arrange a test drive, visit the designated section of the Toyota website.