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Toyota Auris

Toyota Auris review

second-generation Toyota Auris, introduced in Europe in 2013, was the of an ongoing sea change within the car giant’s boardroom.


The new Auris has its plus points but it falls short of the standards set by the Golf and Ford Focus

So both platform and wheelbase are over from the Auris Mk1 – it has the 2.6m wheelbase as the previous car and is a under 4.3m long – about where the similarities

The Auris’s styling is a good more modern than of its predecessor (and quite with a drag coefficient of It is also one of the shortest cars in the class. while weight by an average of 50kg across the

It’s decently spacious in the so there’s a lot to be said for the Auris’s package, especially in urban Boot space, at 350 litres, is average, although the false floor (which allows a loading bay when the rear are folded down) makes it to exploit.

Those seeking more space, however, could opt for Toyota’s estate variant of the called the Touring Sports .

By the Auris’s roofline and reducing its height, Toyota has reduced the of gravity which in turn more supple suspension.

worrying about heads headlinings needn’t fret, the height reduction has been in prompted by the outgoing Auris’s proportioning, and Toyota is compensating a roof that billows each seat row. The new seats have impressively and upright backs and the driving is sound.

Improved fuel handling and ride are the aims, criticism of the old car’s striking but troubled flying-buttress centre has provoked a major rethink of the architecture and finish, of which shortly.

The front suspension the same MacPherson strut as before but with tweaks. specification cars – including the hybrid and the 128bhp petrol – get a wishbone rear suspension while lesser Aurises a twist beam.

The electric power steering has a ratio (14.8:1, down 16:1) and the steering column has stiffened. The happy surprise is the Auris gels competently on the at least when it is equipped the smaller (and more efficient) 16-inch wheel

Many will be pleased to that the ride is pleasingly and that the stiffer body satisfyingly robust. The old car’s flop has gone and the electric steering is accurate and more despite the steering wheel overly light.

The Auris is and goes neatly where the wants to put it, but the steering still a little slow and the car’s could be quicker to come to The beam axle employed at the of some models induces than a little joggle to the when it encounters poor The chassis feels straightjacketed, so the lacks the fluidity and spark you’ll get from a Focus or the of one of Volkwagen’s latest MQB-based

Engine choices begin the entry-level 1.33-litre petrol. It 98bhp and 94lb ft and emits of CO2. The engine offers the for extremely low running costs, the sheer effort required to reasonable out-of-town speeds it is more than you would to expend in plenty of other petrol-powered cars.

The buzzy engine is never a or enjoyable motor to use. It strained even at normal speeds and doesn’t provide the that you require for easy on a typical B-road.

A 1.6-litre is also offered, and it feels more capable. It offers and 118lb ft, while Toyota’s suggest 48mpg is possible on the cycle, equating to CO2 emissions of

And while it needs revving, sound-proofing has smothered the 1.6 Valvematic’s and tyre hum. Apart a light flutter around the windows, this Auris calm high-speed cruising.

Toyota Auris

The oil burning option is a mechanically 1.4-litre turbodiesel that 89bhp and returns CO2 emissions of in certain specifications. The motor’s rattle from cold changes even when the is up to temperature.

It’s not massively intrusive, but hardly the most hushed. is completely adequate in urban although it has be coaxed along at UK speeds.

The Hybrid variant is than a casual nod towards motoring; it’s an integral of the hatchback’s range, accounting for one-third of total Auris sharing the market equally the petrol and diesel equivalents.

the Hybrid Synergy Drive system similar to that in the Prius, the second-generation Auris has a relocated battery pack. the cells under the rear means less compromise in of boot space compared to the Mk1 Toyota modified the Auris’s platform to achieve this.

The make for a more athletic Auris on the road, but this loses some of the deftness of the 1.6 petrol. When fitted 17in wheels, it doesn’t as well as the 16in-shod petrol either.

The infamous whining revvings of the 1.8-litre HSD powertrain been reduced, but this unnatural sound is still and doesn’t exactly encourage you to the car’s legs.

The engine gets an Eco mode, gives you a better chance of a heart-warming economy figure, you’re unlikely to see 70mpg. You have up to 1.2 low-speed miles in EV all adds interest to a complex although you might end up preoccupied by the structure and cheap detailing of the dashboard. It’s perfectly but not great to look at, somewhat this otherwise usefully Auris.

The facia is the most part of a car if you’re its driver, yet new Auris has lost the old model’s multi-layered instruments. The multimedia sits inside a cheap plastiminium-rimmed panel and the turf-like of soft-feel plastic that this sculpturally dull completely fails to suggest even if the brushed aluminium of the passenger pleases.

Four levels are available: Active, Sport and Excel. Even in specification, the Auris is nicely (climate control, DAB, rear camera). The Auris gets a five-year, 100,000-mile it’s made in the UK and overall a neat, well sized,

The Volkswagen Golf Mk6 was the benchmark for Toyota, but you won’t believe when you sit in it. That’s a pity, progress has been made in of refinement, agility, convenience and low costs. This is undoubtedly a Auris, but it still flails in the wake.

Despite Toyota’s to inject some life the Auris, it remains a deeply unemotional choice for drivers who are not in uplifting interior design or up and go’ dynamics.

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