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Toyota Auris

Toyota Auris: Restyled,


a fresh new model at Toyota right now – the name might be but the looks are very different. the Auris, Jim… but not as we know

There seems to be a fresh new to car design at Toyota of late the watchful eye of president and chief Akio Toyoda and the new 86 sports car is a in point. My goodness, if first count, then the generation 2 is one hell of a good-looker, especially the front.


Glenn vice-president of marketing, reckons: “It now a lot sharper and more distinctive. lower and has a more dynamic but the revisions are much more just skin-deep.

“The package is lighter, the handling and are sweeter thanks to tweaks to the and electric power steering, and the car feels more nimble and

“It also still rides well – if anything, it’s more compliant.”


The range for the South African has been reduced from to five due, mainly of the lack of diesel buyers to their import, but if there’s interest you can be sure Toyota source them on special from their factory in England.

Still to come in the next few is a hybrid petrol/battery version .

reckons there’s now more and greater comfort for in the all-new The fascia has been re-designed and is far more ergonomic within its new binnacle. Controls, switches and are intuitive – I just wish (all car companies, that is) one or the other side for the indicator and stick to it!


The new Auris will be available in ascending spec levels: X, Xi, XS and XR. start at R195 000 and rise to 600 and, in the big scheme of things, are definitely competitive. I must the entry model appears equipped with aircon, steering, remote-controlled central and a sound system with CD and USB/iPod connection.

I really have liked to see Bluetooth as fare to try to discourage people driving and talking on a cellphone. Bluetooth is vital for every

Move up to the 1.6 XS mid-grade Auris and niceties include display rear parking monitor camera, six speakers, front seats, fog lights and, you, aforementioned Bluetooth.

In the flagship XR you really get the works full leather upholstery, aircon, cruise control, seat-warmers, lumbar support, lights, electro-chromatic rear-view keyless entry and push-button


A time-constrained and short (especially for Toyota!) showed the 1.6 to be a little wanting… we were up on the Reef and that any car’s engine power. No on an open road you’ll the cruise control (or brakes!) to a ticket for exceeding the national limit.

On the return journey the great metropolis that is I recorded average fuel figures around 6.8 litres/100 km the 1.6 XR and the (across the range) six-speed gearbox.

Potential buyers who might to drive (sort of) auto have to wait for the flagship variable transmission version should be available from the end of

*OK, all you ‘Trekkers’ out there. We the line was never used in Trek’, but it was too good not to use. Ed.

PRICES (VAT included)

1.3 X — R195 000

Auris 1.6 Xi R217 500

Auris 1.6 XS — 600

Auris 1.6 XR — R253 200

1.6 XR CVT — R265 600

The cars come with a or 100 000km warranty, five-year or 90 service plan and ToyotaCare roadside assistance.

2013 Auris specifications


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