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Toyota Auris

At A Glance

EXCITEMENT . cutting-edge and a dynamic driving experience are not generally associated with a such as Toyota. Reliability, and no-fuss transport are, Toyota ownership is typically the of a rational purchasing decision and of the heart have little say in the The inspirational 86 (developed in conjunction Subaru) obliterated these when it arrived on local last year. Thanks to evocative sportscar (and for the first time in the 21st a Toyota owner might next to their vehicle of a strong emotional connection the machine. The big question is: can Toyota the same stir in the overcrowded especially given the prevalence of brands

in the market that set to snatch an ever-increasing percentage of

It was clear to the Toyota designers a slight tweak of the previous-generation which struggled to grab the of the public, would not suffice. words such as funky, and dynamic have inspired the lower, wider and more design. From the outside, it a member of the Yaris family, but it elegance as well as sportiness. height has been lowered by 10 mm and height by 55 mm. The result is a vehicle from an aesthetic point of is a big step forward from its predecessor.

Inside, the influences from the 86 are a slab-sided facia with a face, two flat central air a leather-wrapped steering wheel and enveloping seats. Toyota struggles to achieve a uniform theme, as the round air outlets with the square centre and the colour palette of the touchscreen differs vastly from the cluster and climate control The focal point of criticism, was the Hilux-themed LCD clock. Surely the carrying these units be running low on stock by now? said, cabin materials and the of fit and finish are generally of good

The leather-trimmed seats (standard in Xs and XR offer supreme comfort, looks and excellent lateral Finding a good driving is easy, although taller remarked that a greater of reach adjustment on the steering would have been Dual-zone climate control, control, a reverse camera as as keyless entry and push-button are standard. The Auris has grown in length and, as a result, occupants gain an extra of kneeroom and the boot capacity has marginally from 224 to 232 dm3.


Safety-wise, the European-spec Auris has a five-star EuroNCAP crash-test and this XR-spec model has and knee airbags to complement the front and side items. stability and traction-control systems are not which is somewhat curious for a that costs in excess of Another minor gripe is the doors do not lock automatically the vehicle pulls away standstill.

Toyota Auris

Toyota is yet to embrace the of engine downsizing (in conjunction turbocharging and direct injection) and has opted for a 1,6-litre naturally unit. On paper, the engine, produces 97 kW, is fairly it features variable valve (lift and duration made with Valvematic) and a variable-length manifold. In a vehicle weighing 1 275 kg, we expected the driving to live up to the Auris’s sporty This was unfortunately not the case, as gearing and little torque at low speeds made the engine decidedly flat – even with Ford’s 92 kW turbopetrol Ecoboost motor (as last month in the Fiesta). In several testers reported they tended to stall the on pull-away. At least the conservative technology should prove and aid the Auris as a long-term ownership Fuel consumption on our standardised came to a very respectable km.

On the test strip, the motor was to the uppermost reaches of engine in every gear in attempts to the manufacturer’s claimed acceleration for the model. After many we achieved 10,7 seconds to 100 km/h standstill and 32,26 seconds to pass the mark, but at least the positive action made the test In-gear overtaking acceleration can be described as leisurely. However, performance and feel were during the demanding 10-stop brake-test routine from as the average time of 2,83 seconds Handling characteristics are sound the forgiving ride quality, but the Toyota’s absolute grip would not rival that of hot in the least. Steering feedback has improved with the help of a direct steering ratio.

The Auris is a valiant attempt by to regain some traction in the hatchback market, especially viewed in isolation. This us to the biggest problem facing the (and most other contenders): the arrival of the Volkswagen 7. As luck would have it, we had the 1,4 TSI in the garage at the same time and model eclipses the Auris in departments. Whereas the Golf is a vehicle for all classes and generations, the will have limited outside the current Toyota club. Is it a bad vehicle? Not at all.

It promises to be a safe long-term and its external styling certainly the eye in a good way. Just clear of the key to your neighbour’s German competitor and you won’t be

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