Sit back and enjoy comfortable, reliable and exciting motoring at the wheel of the impressive new Auris. Ample space, an efficient engine range and a sleek appearance are among the many attractions of this mid-sized hatchback.
The exterior design of the Auris doesn't just create eye-catching looks, but aids performance too. The nose sits lower in true sports car style, which in turn reduces the frontal area and lowers drag, leading to less fuel consumption. At the front you can also admire swept-back follow-me-home headlights plus LED daytime running lights. From Icon grade and above Toyota fits alloy wheels and front fog lights, while range-topping Excel gives the option for a panoramic sunroof.
Inside, every inch has been considered to maximise space for all occupants. Komaki blue seat trim is fitted at entry-level, with Icon Plus boasting sports seats with optional leather upholstery. Clever storage options are dotted throughout to hold all the most important items close to hand, and flexibility is another key interior trait as the rear bench has 60/40 split folding and the boot holds up to 360 litres of luggage.
This intelligent model aims to deliver not only an enjoyable driving dynamic, but also plenty of features to complement your onboard experience. The standard audio system includes USB and AUX input to connect external devices, as well as a multifunction steering wheel for safer control of your preferred entertainment source. Icon adds the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system featuring an integrated touchscreen and Mirror-Link preparation, which enables your smartphone to be connected and operated directly through the display. A DAB radio and Bluetooth® connectivity are extra premium fixtures included when you climb the range.
Under the bonnet Toyota offers four combustion engine options that all impress with power and economy to complement the ultra-clean hybrid. The 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i returns a pleasing 51.4mpg combined and has enough pull to safely overtake whenever you need to. The 1.6-litre Valvematic is a quicker option as it completes 0-60mph in under ten seconds, and for superior economy choose the 1.4-litre D-4D with start/stop system which returns up to 74.3mpg combined. The hybrid example comprises a 1.8-litre 136bhp engine and electric motor which together return peak economy of 78.5mpg combined and emit from 84g/km of CO2.
Four trim levels complete the Auris line-up, and although the infotainment and convenience features may differ, they all include the same amount of cutting-edge safety technology. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) joins Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) as active technology to help avoid incidents. For passive protection there are seven airbags, Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) seats and ISOFIX seat anchor points, although it's unlikely you'll ever need them.
The Auris hatchback is on sale today at Johnsons Toyota in Southport, Liverpool and Wirral where our knowledgeable team will explain all your customisation opportunities and book a test drive when it suits you. Enquire today for more information.