Toyota Aurion The game has changed, roadtests australia

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THE headline on the press release at the of the Toyota Aurion said The has changed. Has it bloody-well ever.

In the that Holden released its all-new Commodore, the Toyota wins the Large Car of The Year

I haven’t seen an upset that since the AU Falcon billed as the new wondercar for Ford was launched at the Sydney Motor much fanfare: within two minutes Holden of pulling the of the Monaro concept. Ford was

My old man, a Holden man, who to Ford about the same as Lowndes, Ingall et al, was beside when I left this one him for a day to drive. Is there any loyalty any


So now the Aurion AT-X has trumped the Omega, Ford Falcon XT and 380 ES. The name Aurion is derived the ancient Greek for tomorrow or light. Prophetic.

Where last foray into cars, the Avalon, was more for who wear cardigans, the Aurion is in looks and temperament.

It has the most and powerful engine ever in a Toyota vehicle in Australia a new 3.5-litre Quad Cam V6 — 200kW of power at 6200rpm and of torque at 4700rpm on regular petrol. You can squeeze another 4kW out of it 95-octane unleaded fuel.

V6 engine features dual technology that varies the of both the inlet and exhaust providing optimum power and — the first Toyota in Oz to do so.

So does it live up to the hype? well in fact. It can be driven and easily and it drives just a Camry. Put your foot and it’s out of sight.

Most is that off the line performance is despite maximum power and being at relatively high

It is also a silky smooth the only exception being torque steer which in seemingly a fair way before it breaks traction. Can we get one in rear-wheel-drive

My only other criticism of the is that can it really be called a car when it’s the same as the Camry? Bigger motor Better car yes. Worth an $6000-$10,000 than Camry. but the 200kW gets it over the

The boot size is impressive to say the Where it’s lacking is good old width compared to the of Falcon or Commodore. There’s (Falcon) and 80mm (Commodore) in width but, for mine, it makes a huge difference. Ask rear seat passengers and sure they’ll agree.

are five grades in ascending of equipment level: AT-X, SX6, Prodigy, Sportivo ZR6 and

Standard features include air power driver’s seat, control, power windows and remote central locking, wheel-mounted audio controls, exhaust, six airbags, Vehicle Control, Traction Control and brakes with Brake and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

options are 16-inch alloy the combination of alloy wheels and wing spoiler, and metallic

Prodigy standard features AT-X include dual-zone air conditioning, 16-inch alloy six-CD in-dash multi-changer, and rear reversing sonar and a of trim upgrades.

Sportivo SX6 standard features AT-X include sports and additional rear bracing, alloy wheels with tyres, sports lights, radiator grille, body sports seats, leather and there inside, six-CD multi-changer and more.

Sportivo ZR6 has features of dual-zone auto air and a lot more the dealer can tell you

Top-of-the-range Presara includes the features, over and above grade, 17-inch alloy with Michelin tyres, and Bluetooth controls on steering telematics with three-year subscription, rain-sensing windscreen reverse camera, driver’s and exterior mirror position (two settings), auto-tilt mirrors on reverse, smart (including boot release) and start, AVN Satellite Navigation Bluetooth and moonroof.

Geez I feel like shiela from the Pauls ad on telly low-fat, full-fat, dollop. .

Toyota Australia manager sales and marketing Callachor said the TVC highlights the that Aurion has the most and best fuel economy naturally aspirated Australian cars.

The Australian large-car has been much the same for than 40 years — by just two players, Mr Callachor

We’re letting the market that, with Aurion, a new player in the game — and the game has changed.

No longer are large-car buyers limited to the their dad bought or what won at

It’s no longer enough to have brute force. You to have both power and you have to have performance and In addition, safety, reliability and the really matter in today’s

Yes, the game has changed.

CHECK

ENGINE: 3.5-litre Cam V6 — with 200kW of at 6200rpm and 336Nm of torque at

POWER: 200kW at 6200rpm

336Nm at 4700rpm

TRANSMISSION: automatic sequential

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