Auris Hybrid GB25 celebrates 25 years of building cars in Britain

Twenty-five years ago Toyota built its first car in Britain, launching a manufacturing journey that has delivered more than four million vehicles to customers in the UK, Europe and beyond.

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, Toyota has produced a special edition version of the Auris Hybrid, a model proudly built at its Burnaston factory and powered by an engine made at its plant in Deeside, North Wales.

Auris GB25The special edition Auris Hybrid GB25 represents the best of Toyota’s UK manufacturing, a stylish and spacious compact hatchback offering the smooth, quiet and efficient performance of the latest-generation petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. It sports a distinctive bi-tone exterior paint finish, combining a contrasting black roof, front grille and door mirror casings with a choice of Tokyo Red, Pearl White or Aspen Grey bodywork. Its special status is marked out a by a ’25 years building in Britain’ badge, incorporating the Union flag.

Read more: From Factory to Forecourt – How does Toyota build a car?

The cabin is distinguished by smart black leather upholstery with a quilted finish for the backrest and cushion and contrast silver stitching – also featured on the armrests and dashboard trim.

Equipment features include 17-inch alloys with a smart silver and machined contrast finish, rear privacy glass, full colour multi-information display automatic air conditioning, power windows, push-button start and leather steering and shift lever trim.

The Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system provides perfect ease of use with a seven-inch touchscreen, co-ordinating functions including the six-speaker audio system with DAB, Bluetooth for hands-free phone operation and music streaming and rear-view camera. The Toyota Safety Sense package provides active systems that can help prevent an accident happening, or lessen the consequence if an impact does occur; its features include a Pre-Crash Safety system with autonomous emergency braking, Automatic High Beam for the headlights, Road Sign Assist and Lane Departure Warning.

Auris GB25

The efficiency of the 1.8-litre petrol-electric full hybrid powertrain helps keep ownership costs down, as well as reducing the environmental impact of day-to-day driving through low CO2 and NOx emissions. Official combined cycle figures are 72.4mpg fuel consumption and 91g/km of CO2.

The Auris Hybrid GB25 is on sale from 1 July, price £24,045. In common with all Toyotas, it comes with a five-year/100,000-mile new vehicle warranty as standard.

11 comments

  1. Don’t believe the fuel consumption I get 47.1 combined mpg owned car from new and drive for economy

  2. Address to Toyota cars manufacturers- 2018

    – what if you produce a car that is high breed and call the car(“clark kent sport’s car”)-
    Think about this- what if clark kent has a car! Sir, try to assemble sports car crafted
    as superman’s! For the public to see and feel that the car is really a clark kent sport’s car!

    – Also try; cyclops sports car! I believe and have faith that this would turn the world’s
    appreciation if it could be realized! If there are kinds of sports car , why not create soothed for
    clark kent and cyclops! Try to study this preposition! I know this can be silly but i think
    in probable terms it could be marketed! That’s all, thank you!

    from- a planeteer- Norman Manuel Luis Panis jr.
    -by the way i finished computer graphics so i know of this things! This is my toolbox presenting to you!
    – carve the car so to make the consumer and customers buy this new product = “clark kent
    sports car and cyclops sports car!”

    1. Hi Norman,
      Thanks for your comments. We love your ideas and have passed them on to our product team. Many thanks.

  3. How do I activate the parking sensors on my Auris GB25 Hybrid? They are mentioned in the promotional ad for the car. The rear view camera works but the sensors don’t appear to be operating. Thank you

      1. Thanks for a prompt response. It was first registered as NV17 YKA but now has personal reg K88 COL.
        Cheers

  4. Hi Colin,

    Thanks for getting back to us. We can see our customer relations team have been in touch with you and that your vehicle appears not to have any parking sensors (front or rear) from the factory nor any accessory fit sensors.

    Thanks.

  5. I picked up my GB25, brand new, on 10 October 2017. The ancillary battery died nearly 6 weeks ago and i am disappointed to find out it is not covered by the warranty and i will have to pay £130 for a new battery and although i have been given previous delivery dates i am now told the earliest delivery is 28 August 2020. Therefore, i will have been without my car since early July.
    I know we are in unprecedented times but that does call for Toyota to take appropriate measures, doesn’t it?

  6. Currie motors in hounslow was telling me that they no more sale toyota auris when I went there to do part exchange. I bought toyota gb25 from same motors..now wanted to buy rav4..but they are saying due to theft increasing in uk, they are not selling this car anymore…and they valued my car nothing when I went there for part exchange…what toyota thinks and doing about this matter as it looks like I lost my money buying toyota cars….is toyota not reliable anymore ????

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