Toyota Aurion (2006)

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Toyota Aurion

Toyota Aurion

Toyota new flagship sedan — the Aurion V6 — delivers on the demands of Australian large-car

It has the most advanced and powerful ever offered in a Toyota in Australia — a new 3.5-litre Cam V6.

The engine develops 200kW of at 6200rpm and 336Nm of torque at on regular unleaded petrol.

It has ADR fuel economy of just 9.9 of 95-octane unleaded fuel per

Power output rises to with 95-octane unleaded

All grades of Toyota Aurion are with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

All Aurion grades are equipped with Vehicle Control (VSC).

Toyota is the only Australian-made big six to comply Euro IV emissions.

Toyota scores four stars on the Government’s Green Vehicle — better than any of its rivals in the VFACTS large category.

The Aurion V6 range at $34,990 (RRP*) — a that includes the 200kW V6 adaptive electronic six-speed transmission, six SRS airbags, Vehicle Control, Traction Control and brakes with Brake and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

features also include air power driver’s seat, control, power windows and remote central locking, exhaust and security alarm.

Australia’s senior executive sales and marketing, David said Aurion — at the company’s Altona manufacturing in Melbourne — defines view of the future for Australian cars.

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Toyota Aurion is a value-for-money car that is better priced and equipped than its major large passenger car class Mr Buttner said.

It has more than the naturally aspirated rivals in its class and better economy than any of the large-six in its class.

Toyota Aurion has developed for the benefit of Australian and others who need a large car.

It is styled for Australian tuned for Australian driving and has the power and comfort required for vast distances.

At the same it is endowed with technology ensures excellent fuel with high levels of and passive safety features as equipment on all models.

Aurion’s V6 features dual VVT-i that varies the timing of the inlet and exhaust valves, optimum power and economy.

It is to an electronic six-speed automatic with a sequential gearshift.

The uses artificial intelligence to shift points to the driver’s and road conditions.

Toyota has been engineered to deliver the stability, steering response and comfort demanded by Australian buyers.

Toyota achieved these by producing a car with a visually wide-wheeled and aggressive stance.

on the car’s large footprint, features keep the car level acceleration and braking.

Two Sportivo in the range feature sports settings and a full body

Toyota Aurion takes of the packaging efficiency of its front-engine/front-wheel-drive to achieve a virtually flat floor, providing ample for three adult passengers in the

Noise insulation materials the cabin is very quiet.

Aurion is produced on Toyota’s flexible manufacturing system at alongside four-cylinder Camry

Both cars are built for the and export markets.


new flagship sedan is called — a name derived the ancient Greek for tomorrow or light.

While the name’s are in antiquity, its meaning makes an ideal name for an innovative arriving in the Aussie big six segment.

Aurion was chosen after research involving more 30 other possible names.

associated the name with and innovation — a positioning matched the car’s design

Research among Australian Motor Show patrons they associated the word with qualities such as (33 per cent), technology (17 per cent), (17 per cent) and sophistication (13 per cent).


Toyota Australia’s new Aurion V6 play a key role in reinvigorating the large-car market, according to executive director sales and David Buttner.

Mr Buttner Toyota expected the overall to be strong in the fourth quarter of and into 2007, with the segment making a significant

The new Toyota Aurion, which on sale in early November, stimulate the large-car sector it will attract new buyers, Mr said.

Toyota Aurion compelling reasons for existing customers to stay in the segment and for large-six customers to return.

It is a contender — a modern that will also sales from the traditional six-cylinder models.

Toyota is the latest entrant in a hectic few of activity for the large-six market will reinvigorate a segment is important to Australia’s domestic manufacturing industry.

Mr Buttner Aurion, built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s came at a critical time for the industry.

The large-car segment at 211,791 sales in 2003, but its of the total market has been in decline.

In 1996, passenger cars for 75.7 per cent of the total market and large cars up 43.4 per cent of those Mr Buttner said.

But, by passenger cars accounted for 61.6 per cent of the market and cars were just per cent of that number.

year, for the first time, the segment wasn’t the largest in our market.

Mr Buttner said the new will be successful because it many of the reasons that led people to move away the current large-six offerings.

He Toyota’s research showed the for large six-cylinder cars is into three distinct the tribalists, the one-timers and the V6 solution

The tribalists love tradition and they’ve bought the same car for largely determined by what father bought — or car won at Bathurst.

They are a diminishing accounting for about 20 per cent of the — and they will not alternatives.

Mr Buttner said the who account for about 40 per cent of the market, are there to be won by Toyota.

are yet to be convinced that a large six is the car for and they’re not convinced by the current

They make decisions on what they want now. They’re not loyal to any or model, so they’re likely to the next time they buy a

He said a further 40 per cent of the potential market that is to the Toyota Aurion V6 is what the call ‘six-cylinder solution

These are people who need to be strong reasons to stay in or back to the large-car market and who logically assess alternatives to the participants.

They’re open to new they’re looking for something and they’re tech-savvy.

While see value in an Australian-made product, not bound by it.

They want a car handles well, and they’re aware of petrol prices.

looking for a solution — and developed the Aurion to deliver to needs.


Toyota’s new has an impressive package of active features.

Standard equipment Vehicle Stability Control Traction Control (TRC) and Braking with intelligence incorporating ABS (anti-skid brakes), Assist (BA) and Electronic Distribution (EBD).

In addition, Aurion has a large footprint on the for increased stability, a new chassis, suspension, and larger-diameter and wider

Aurion’s new brake hardware 296mm by 28mm ventilated disc rotors and 286mm by rear disc rotors.

Aurion AT-X, Prodigy and (SX6 and ZR6) have low beam headlamps.

High-grade has adaptive, self-levelling high-intensity protector-type low-beam headlamps.

Sportivo and Presara grades front foglamps.

Toyota Assist is designed to assist the in emergency braking, where the cannot apply the high force required in time to braking distance.

Brake interprets a quick, hard of the brake pedal as emergency

It supplements the brake pressure if the driver has not pushed hard on the brake pedal.

The Toyota measures the speed and the force which the pedal is pushed to whether the driver is attempting to rapidly.

The system then additional hydraulic pressure to braking performance.

The timing and of braking assistance are designed to the driver does not discern unusual in the braking operation.

The reduces the amount of assistance it when the driver intentionally the pressure on the pedal.

The Toyota Assist system may help avoid potential incidents.

Brakeforce Distribution is a sophisticated system designed to minimise distances by maximising braking to the wheels with the most

It replaces the conventional load-sensing and valve.

The system functions rather than mechanically, via an in the brake system’s Electronic Unit (ECU).

The EBD system in Aurion can adjust the fore/aft balance according to vehicle conditions and the right/left brake if the brakes are applied during


Interiors for Toyota’s new V6 have been created to directly to Australian demands for a separation of front seat

Toyota Style Australia manager Nick Hogios the design architecture creates visual width and the feeling of more space.

The exterior of the gets people into the The interior gets people to the cheque, Mr Hogios said.

Our showed Australian large-car love a design where the centre console flows up the instrument panel.

This was a feature for our car.

The design the driver and front-seat passenger in a environment.

At the same time, the flows away from the creating a feeling of openness.

Mr said Aurion’s interior are dynamic and crisp with lines harmoniously integrating trims with the instrument

He said colour and trim are to enhance the sporting character of model grade.

Textures and are vitally important and received attention to detail.

Metallic and finishes have been to enhance the visual appeal of model grade and integrate areas.

High-quality European-style woven fabrics are used embossed leather on Prodigy, ZR6 and Presara models.

A premium, dark grey environment is on all models along with for AT-X and a warmer, upmarket (a blend of ivory with a of grey) for Prodigy and Presara.

The are designed with generous that comfortably wrap each occupant’s body.

models provide a genuine sedan feeling with a grey interior and alloy-look for the instrument panel and pedals.

sports seats for the Sportivo get more pronounced side for the seat cushions and higher bolsters for the backrests.

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Ergonomics are vital with controls logically on all models. The use of all knobs and is confident and precise.

On the luxury modern four-spoke steering with black or silver ensure the touch and feel of the interior are at the highest level.

models have sporty three-spoke designs with highlights.

Large-diameter Optitron and meters on all models increase the contrast for different readings, them easy to read.

All except AT-X have a display and a welcome feature.

The beneath the speedometer, can be controlled to outside temperature, estimated average speed and fuel and driving time.

Aurion’s feature was designed to deliver an ambience to the driver and passengers.

the ignition is switched on indicator on the tachometer and speedometer are illuminated, the logo appears on the multi-information and the instruments gradually illuminate at the time.

At night, the audio also lights up while the ‘Welcome to Aurion’ appears on its LCD This is then followed by the illumination of the HVAC panel.

The unit LCD display (day or acrylic panel (night gradually illuminates, then to Aurion’ scrolls across it for models equipped with navigation).


Aurion’s sure-footed chassis are based on the new vehicle’s high rigidity, low centre of gravity and footprint on the road in relation to its dimensions.

Toyota Aurion has anti-vibration sub-frames front and

The new body includes a reinforcing front panel to increase across the front suspension and a large V-shaped rear behind the rear seat, the rear suspension towers and the

Aurion has the highest body ever achieved in a built-in-Australia model.

Toyota Aurion’s body rigidity provides a platform for the suspension, in addition to its safety, noise, vibration and (NVH) and vehicle durability

Aurion has a coil-over suspension with MacPherson struts all and wide-based L-shaped lower at the front and dual transverse at the rear.

Aurion’s suspension has a of advanced features, including type linear control valves in the dampers and a visco-elastic oil at the top of the damper body.

The multi-leaf control valves enable the to generate more linear than correctional changes, improving body control, holding and steering feel.

Aurion has sealed, low-pressure dampers front and rear.

The gas in the dampers minimises cavitation of the fluid.

In addition, Aurion has steering geometry, which the kingpin axis is located of the axle centre — to straight-line stability and steering

Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6 and ZR6 the additional feature of in-built springs in their rear units, to provide a flatter during cornering.

The rebound restrains elongation of the entire unit during rebound, harsh top-out.

In normal when the suspension stroke is it is controlled by the main coil to provide a comfortable ride.

during cornering, the inner are subject to more rebound so the rebound coil spring and the coil spring combine to elongation and improve manoeuvrability and


Toyota has adopted a suspension calibration for the new Sportivo different to that on the other Toyota Aurion

Designed to suit the tastes of enthusiasts, the suspension calibration advantage of the inherent stability of high body rigidity and footprint on the road.

Toyota Sportivo ZR6 and SX6 are differentiated from Prodigy and Presara models by additional body bracing and aerodynamics, as well as unique hardware.

All Aurion models a substantial V-shaped rear behind the rear seat linking the rear strut and the floor.

Toyota Aurion has the additional feature of underbody braces at the rear, ensuring

Aurion Sportivo’s additional parts include the rear-floor — which creates downforce on the rear section of the hence reducing the likelihood of — and a fuel tank which helps speed up air as it moves from the front section towards the rear cover.

It has unique spring, damper and stabiliser bar settings, as well as wheels and Michelin sports

The Sportivo rear dampers the added feature of internal springs, which increase control and therefore create a ride posture during


All Toyota models have the comfort of air conditioning with pollen

Aurion Prodigy, Presara and ZR6 have automatic dual-zone air conditioning, with independent control for the front passenger and the passengers.

Special features of Aurion’s climate-control air conditioning also include neural control, to regulate cabin and air flow.

The system monitors temperature, sunlight conditions and temperature.

All Aurion drivers can an excellent driving position the combination of a power driver’s and a steering wheel that is for reach and tilt.

The electrically driver’s seat on all models is in eight directions, which optimum posture and reduces

All models except AT-X and SX6 have a power-adjustable front seat.

Top-of-the-range Toyota Presara offers even driver convenience with a memory for the driver’s seat and

Presara also has an electrochromatic mirror that provides the safety of reducing the headlight of following cars.

Toyota steering column is adjustable for reach and tilt, helping achieve the most comfortable and the safest driving position.

Presara has an electrically operated sunshade that provides comfort for rear-seat passengers.

by an ECU, the rear sunshade direct sunlight from through the rear window.

It can be by using an up/down switch. It is lowered automatically when

All models have a pollen that treats outside and air, which may benefit sufferers.

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