The pricing and details on the new Toyota Auris hatchback were released before its official debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The Toyota Auris has a starting price of £14,495 and could fetch a price up to £21,745 for top-spec hybrid model. It can be ordered starting in December. Aside from the hybrid, the engine options include a 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i and 1.6-litre ‘Valvematic’ petrol, as well as a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel.
All of them are available right after the launch. All of these are couple with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard equipment. The hybrid is the exception since it gets a CVT automatic transmission. It’s offered as an option on the 1.6-litre petrol engine.
Toyota is presenting a new trim grade structure with the Auris. The “Active” label will be used on the entry-level models. Consumers can also choose from Icon and Sport to or Excel. The Active trim is available with only the diesel and 1.33-litre petrol.
It gives the Auris the following features: automatic air-conditioning, electric front windows and a four-speaker audio system with USB connectivity. In addition, Toyota offers Vehicle Stability Control and LED daytime running lights on top of the standard-fit hill-start assist.
Getting the Icon trim means that your vehicles can choose to upgrade tier upgrades the stereo to a six-speaker system with DAB digital radio and further adds Blutooth connectivity, a rear-view camera, all-around electric windows, front fog lamps and 16-inch alloys.
Getting the Sport trim means that your car gets 17-inch alloys, sports front seats, tinted rear windows, and a modified grille and rear diffuser. The top-of-the-line Excel models have plenty of amazing features, which include dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, part-leather heated front seats, park assist and automatic headlights.
Toyota’s new automatic parking system will be featured on the Auris. What makes it different from the older versions is that the new system could manage the more challenging manoeuvres like parking on bends. In this scenario, the system considers the obstacles on the opposite side of the road.