Through the Auris Touring Sport, Toyota offers motorists an intelligent estate that is fun to drive and highly practical. Space and comfort are strengths of this capable family model, and it delivers with all the build quality you expect from the Japanese firm.
As its name suggests, the Auris Sport has an athletic profile. Its lengthy, aerodynamic frame features black roof rails as standard, whilst premium features of body-coloured and heated door mirrors, LED daytime running lights and follow-me-home headlights are also available. Alloy wheels are fitted to Icon models and above; this specification gets silver roof rails for an additional touch of luxury.
The interior is as spacious as an estate should be, and a generous 1,115-litre boot is found behind the rear bench even before it's folded flat to create a large load bed. Up at the front you can feel well supported by storage bins in the door and a centre console that is simple to access and control. The upholstery is a durable and stylish cloth, and when buying the Icon Plus and Excel grades you can add optional leather seats.
Across each trim level Toyota fits impressive amounts of technology to connect you with your network and entertain all occupants. At no extra cost you can enjoy a four-speaker audio system with AUX-in and USB port, a multi-information display and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The sophisticated Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system fitted in the Icon gives you access to an iPod® or MP3 player connected via Bluetooth®, and in Icon Plus and Excel this is swapped for Toyota Touch 2 with Go navigation.
Performance sets the estate apart from its rivals in a competitive class as both traditional combustion and hybrid engines are available. The strongest combustion engine is the 132bhp 1.6-litre Valvematic with 128Nm of maximum torque which hits 60mph from standing in around 10.5 seconds and pulls confidently even with a full cabin. There's a 1.4-litre D-4D unit with start/stop system that returns up to 67.3mpg combined, and if you want optimum economy consider the cutting-edge hybrid. Its 1.8-litre engine links up with a 60kW electric motor to achieve up to 76.3mpg combined and emit from 85g/km of CO2.
Further highlights of the Auris Touring Sport are its safety capabilities, the result of various active and passive features. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) keeps the car poised and prevents skidding when taking a corner, with Traction Control (TRC) helping to prevent wheel spin to improve stability further. There are many other clever technologies designed to protect you and to complement the passive multiple airbags and Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) Seats.
Sample the Auris Touring Sport from behind the wheel with a test drive from Johnsons Toyota. Enquire with your local dealership site for more information and to book a slot with a member of the team.