Toyota to release entry level Auris in UK with higher specs but same prices

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 18, 2011

Toyota has announced that it will soon release a new entry level Auris in the UK to lead its range for the year with extra features and equipment but with the same prices. The three-door and five-door Auris Edition are set to replace the previous T2. The TR and SR grades also now offer several premium features as standard equipment.

Toyota will introduce new exterior colors as well as a new set of interior trim details. The Auris Edition has been fitted with 16-inch wheels as standard. It also comes with heated, retractable door mirrors that have the same color as the bodywork. It even has matching door handles.

It features air conditioning as well as a four-speaker sound system with USB port. A new metallic paint option named Island Blue is now available for the Edition models.

Customers may opt for the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC). A Protection Pack can also be specified for the five-door version (including floor mats, mudflaps, boot liner and scuff plates).

The range’s core model, the Auris TR, has been given rear parking sensors and Bluetooth with voice control.

Cruise control is offered on the 1.6-liter version. The exterior features a new-design five-spoke 16-inch alloys and it also gets a new metallic color choice called Deep Titanium.

On the other hand, the Auris SR is available only as a five-door with 1.6 alvematic engine and six-speed manual transmission. And for this model year, it also gets cruise control and Bluetooth as standard. A new Deep Titanium metallic paint option is now available.

Press Release

AURIS ADDS A NEW EDITION FOR 2011

New grade structure, equipment features and colours across the range

KEY POINTS

Extra equipment across the board for 2011 Toyota Auris
New entry-level Auris Edition, with 16-inch alloys and electric heated/retracting door mirrors as standard
Extra equipment but same on-the-road prices for Edition as previous T2 models
Bluetooth with voice control now standard on TR and SR grade, with cruise control additionally provided on 1.6 Valvematic versions
New range on sale from 1 May, on-the-road prices from £15,225
A new entry level model leads Toyota’s changes to its Auris range for the 2011 model year, delivering extra equipment but at no extra cost to the customer.

The three and five-door Auris Edition replace the previous T2, available at the same on-the-road prices but with a significantly improved specification. TR and SR grades have also been revised to offer customers additional premium features as standard. New exterior colours have been introduced, together with new-look interior trim details.

Auris Edition
The “entry point” to the Auris range is a stronger proposition than ever before with the introduction of the new Edition grade for 2011. Going beyond the specification established in the previous T2 model, it provides as standard 16-inch alloy wheels, heated, retractable door mirrors that are colour-matched to the car’s bodywork and similarly colour-keyed doorhandles.

These elements are in addition to established features such as air conditioning and a four-speaker sound system with USB port. Island Blue is a new metallic paint option for Edition models, and owners can also specific Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC) and a Protection Pack for the five-door version (floor mats, mudflaps, boot liner and scuff plates).

The three and five-door Edition models are powered by the Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33-litre VVT-i petrol engine, with Stop & Start and six-speed manual transmission. This delivers official 48.7mpg combined cycle fuel consumption and 135g/km CO2 emissions.

Auris TR
Auris TR, the core model in the range, is newly equipped with rear parking sensors, Bluetooth with voice control and – on the 1.6 Valvematic – cruise control. A new, sporty interior trim has been introduced in dark grey with silver detailing, and analogue meters now feature in the 1.4 D-4D and 1.6 Valvematic versions, adding to the sportier feel.

On the outside, there are new-design five-spoke 16-inch alloys and a new metallic colour choice – Deep Titanium.

Elsewhere the TR retains its core equipment features, including climate control, six-speaker audio with USB, electric windows and front fog lamps.

Auris SR
Auris SR, offered exclusively as a five-door with the 1.6 Valvematic engine and six-speed manual transmission, also adopts cruise control and Bluetooth as standard for 2011, plus the new Deep Titanium metallic paint option.

These add to a specification that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, dark-tinted rear privacy glass and darkened headlamp lenses.

2011 Toyota Auris prices
The 2011 Toyota Auris range is on sale from 1 May. The range and on-the-road prices are detailed in the table below.

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