Complete Car Test Drives Toyota Auris

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Toyota Auris

Occasion: test drive

Toyota 4/5

Good points: much interesting than before, too

Not so good: gutless diesel

Test car details:

Model Toyota Auris D-4D 90

Pricing: 23,995 (Auris start at 18,995)

Body five-door, five-seat, hatchback

Ford Focus, Kia cee’d, Golf

CO 2 emissions: 103g/km A3, 190 per annum)

Combined economy: (3.9 litres/100km)

Top speed:

0-100km/h: 12.5 seconds


Power: 90hp at 3,800rpm

205Nm at 1,800- to 2,800rpm

needed to do something drastic to around sales of the Auris. It has comprehensively trounced by the Ford and Volkswagen Golf, and, most revealing of all, by Toyota’s own Avensis saloon. And drastic has been done.

In with the company’s new remit, seems to refocus on appealing to emotional side, the Auris was starting with a lower position and a striking design and out.

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We’ll leave you make up own mind on the exterior, but there’s no that it’s more than before. The same can be for the cabin, which now features an dashboard that is, on one hand, conventional than the ‘bridge’ of its predecessor’s centre console, but on the more interesting — on the higher trim levels, the space in front of the passenger is in an unusual textured plastic. space itself has been too thanks to reshaped seats and the is larger than before.

But we never criticised the Auris for its of space. Toyota has certainly calls for more interesting but what about the driving That lower seating is a good start (unless of you prefer a higher ‘hip ) and it helps reduce the Auris’ of gravity too. That on the road, where the Auris with little body and loads of composure. The steering is lifeless, but once you learn to on the front-end grip the Auris can be with surprising enthusiasm the road turns twisty.

Aiding that is polished leading to excellent wheel and control. While all that the Auris better fun to drive it means it’s more and more competent than

Just as importantly, Toyota has the efficiency of the Auris thanks in no part to weight reductions the line-up. The 1.4-litre diesel under the bonnet of our test car is quiet and, as expected, but it is quite slow, so don’t go for it if you a bit of power under your foot. Likewise, forget power if you travel less say 20,000 kilometres a year, as the Auris line-up starts at a 2,000 less at the entry-level.

And the 1.33-litre version is still in B1 for relatively low annual road

None of this is likely to the sales charts on their for 2013, but it’s a clear that Toyota is back on the path with its bread and models.

Real alternatives:

Focus. the best-seller to beat, and one of the enjoyable cars in the segment to

Kia cee’d. one of the most accomplished to the established class leaders.

Volkswagen Golf. the Mark VII is, at the of writing, the undisputed segment

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