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Toyota Auris gets some Lexus styling

19 Sep , 2012  

The new 2013 Toyota Auris has been totally revamped, the original Auris was a good looking car…if not a little bland. Toyota have gone all out on this model creating sharp lines and making it look like a baby Lexus ct200h.

Main points of the news:

  • British built at the Burnaston factory in Derbyshire
  • Interior features smart packaging and high quality materials
  • Focus on weight management, chassis design and aerodynamics for a car that delivers better dynamic performance, fuel consumption and emissions
  • Every model in the range achieves lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than before
  • Improvements in equipment specification at every level
  • Increased length by 30mm to 4,275, while the wheelbase remains the same at 2,600mm
  • Front and rear overhangs have been increased by 15mm
  • Height has been lowered by 55mm (45mm in the cabin and 10mm in the ride height)
  • High tensile steel in the bodyshell has helped cut the car’s overall weight by up to 40kg
  • Driver’s seat height has been reduced by 40mm to create a more connected driving position
  • Widened the openings for both the rear doors and tailgate and adding an extra 50mm to the loadspace length
  •  60:40 split-folding rear seats on all versions
  • Luggage capacity increased to 360 litres on all models
  • Stronger grille design and keen-edged headlamps with LED DRL’s
  • The low, sweeping bonnet line is dominated by a new, larger lower placed Toyota badge
  • 10 exterior colours will be available, with four new shades: Avant-Garde Bronze, Dark Steel and Blue. Pearl White will be exclusive the new Auris Hybrid
  • High compression 1.33 litre petrol engine producing 98 bhp, and 128Nm of Torque. Fuel consumption of 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions from 125g/km
  • 1.6 Petrol produces 130 bhp, torque of 160Nm, 47.9mpg and 138g/km of CO2
  • Stop Start is available on the 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel engines
  • Hyrbid Auris comes with a 1.8 petrol, plus a 60kw electric motor making a total of 134bhp, and a 0-62mph of 10.9 seconds with 112mph top speed.
  • Features exclusive to the Hybrid also include LED rear light clusters and new 15 and 17-inch Turbine alloy wheels
  • Hybrids also get a “hybrid meter” and specific Eco Drive Support monitor feature on the dashboard

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