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Car review: The Toyota Auris

Today we are looking into another vehicle with an in depth review. Our focus today is on the Auris from Toyota which was first put on sale in 2006 and has since this lifetime seen two generations of the car go on sale with the latest arriving in 2012. The first generation of Auris was originally debuted as the official replacement for the firms Corolla hatchback for the UK market and it has also been offered in both wagon and hybrid variants over the past number of years. Today's post will focus on the most recent Auris model to go on sale from 2012 and we will look into the specifications to come along with the vehicle and some of the rival competition that it faces on the road.

 

What specifications does the Toyota Auris have to offer?

Well firstly there are a range of both diesel and petrol engines to choose from with the Auris resulting in options of a 1.3, 1.6 and a 1.8 litre petrol setup. There is only the one diesel choice up for grabs which carries 1.4 litres. If you go for the hybrid option however, you will be offered a CVT transmission system also. The brand have been generous when it comes to technology aswell as they offer a touch screen system located into the centre console,a sat nav system and a multi functioning steering wheel. Safety is also a vital part of the Auris which is demonstrated by the fitting of seven airbags and a brake assistance system also helped the Auris to claim a five star, Euro NCAP safety rating.

 

The Auris is now offered in either Excel or Excel Hybrid formats with the hybrid model offering out more equipment. Some of our favourite highlights from the car include LED daytime running lights,parking assistance and sensors whereas the entry level Excel sees heated door mirrors and fifteen inch steel wheels.

 

Rival competition and pricing for the Auris

Checking out the kind of competition that is handed out to the Toyota Auris now, we see that the likes of the Mazda 3 and the big selling Golf are two vehicles which offer similar features on the road and could continue to compete with the Auris in the future. The price tag to come along with the Auris also offers some good value for money with prices beginning from £13,995.  

 

The Toyota Auris

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