Motoring Road Test: Toyota Auris Touring Sports Icon 1.6 CVT — Birmingham Mail

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Toyota Auris Touring Sports

Auris gets some real estate!

Toyota Touring Sports Icon 1.6 CVT

the seemingly overwhelming stream of in the shape of MPVs, SUVs, and the like it would seem the humble estate car still has a

What was, once a time, the only load-lugging for the large family or busy rep may plenty of competition but it continues to its own in the marketplace.

Of course, just it an estate, is far too old fashioned though.

The thing these days, no according to some very paid marketing men somewhere, is to your estate as a tourer, or, if you’re Jaguar, a sportbrake that is.

Toyota have gone a variation on the theme for their model.

The Touring Sports of the Auris is the first time motor has strayed from its and successful small hatchback

But with the Avensis already a performer in this area, it like the Japanese car maker have another hit on their

This more compact offers many of the virtues of the upon which it is based in of style and handling but adds a portion of the space and practicality has long been the trademark of the version.

Designed exclusively for the market, where such compact/family cars account for a of sales, it is built at Toyota’s plant in Derbyshire.

The range includes petrol and, Toyota’s now obligatory, powertrains.

The hybrid is the world’s in the compact estate market and to be the most efficient in the class. 85g/km CO2 emissions and 76.3mpg fuel consumption when with 15-inch wheels it certainly peak the interest of the customers who are expected to account for a chunk of sales.

My test however, was powered by a 130bhp, 1.6 VVT-i petrol unit, cannot come close to economy but still offered on average with emissions of

Paired with Toyota’s constant variable automatic it offers prompt and smooth, if not acceleration and refined cruising.

The and responsive steering makes very easy around although it does mean the Touring is not the most engaging car to on the open road.

That’s not a major gripe, and it’s certainly not a chore to with plenty of seat and wheel adjustment for the driver, as as lumbar support in my Icon car, making it easy to get

Toyota Auris Touring Icon 1.6 CVT

The cabin is light and with good head and all round and an abundance of practical and storage compartments for all your items.

Toyota Auris Touring Sports

And speaking of storage the by which any estate car is judged is, of its boot. Just how much can you in and how versatile is it?

Well, the Auris Touring does pretty well in department. It has the same wheelbase and turning circle as its sister but is 28.5cm longer overall – all to the extended loadspace.

With the seats in place there is 530 of room and with the 60:40 rear seats folded the maximum capacity rises to an 1,658 litres.

And the space is and easy to use to. The rear seats can be down instantly via quick levers either side of the the removable floor conceals a hidden storage area and also a two-way tonneau luggage net, shopping bag and a 12V power outlet to add to the two in the cabin.

Equipment is impressive too with four electric windows, infotainment system with USB and connectivity, a multi-function steering alloys, front fog lights, a DAB and a reversing camera all included in trim.

ABS brakes, stability and control and seven airbags care of safety and helped the Sports to the top five-star score in the crash tests.

Throw in a 100,000 mile warranty and is a car which stands a good of helping the Auris range the five percent share of the compact/family car market Toyota is for by the end of its first year on sale in

Toyota Auris Touring Icon 1.6 CVT

Price: £19,850

Mechanical: 1,598cc petrol engine front wheels via constant automatic transmission

Toyota Auris Touring Sports
Toyota Auris Touring Sports

Toyota Auris Touring Sports


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