Defra orders 400 UK-built Toyota Auris Hybrids

Defra, the government department responsible for the environment, food and rural affairs, is replacing a significant proportion of its diesel company car fleet with British-built Toyota Auris hybrid electric models. The changeover, expected to cover more than 400 vehicles, is already under way and will continue throughout 2018 in a rolling replacement process. The cars will be used by four Defra organisations: Environment Agency, Marine Management Organisation, Rural Payments Agency and Animal and Plant Health Agency.

Hybrids give Toyota a sales boost

The increasing popularity of Toyota’s petrol-electric hybrid vehicles helped propel the manufacturer to a 5.5 per cent increase in new vehicle sales in 2017 – in a UK market that declined overall by 5.6 per cent

Toyota hand over Red Nose Auris

A one-of-a-kind Toyota Auris Hybrid, the top prize in this year’s official Red Nose Day prize draw for Comic Relief, has been handed to its proud new owner.

Auris Hybrid offers pets room to groom

Specialist pet care business Pets at Home has taken delivery of six UK-built Toyota Auris Hybrid hatchbacks to expand its successful grooming service, The Groom Room, which opened in 2009.