First Drive 2010 Toyota Auris Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast

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First Drive | Barcelona, | Toyota Auris |

Promising a interesting drive, bringing looks and a generous standard list, the 2010 Toyota is undoubtedly improved over its However, with the competition than ever in the hatchback the Auris isn’t likely to a huge impact — at until the hybrid arrives.

In the

The Auris follows the makeover to the letter, with new headlamps, an and Verso -like front some chrome trim on the revised rear lights, air intakes and some odd-looking reflectors on the lower portion of the bumper. The overall effect is to make it look fresh, the reducing the rather bulky of its predecessor.

Inside it’s a case of subtle improvements. The centre is less intrusive, the handbrake to operate and the instruments are now backlit in The top of the dashboard and glovebox cover now soft-touch materials and there are and USB sockets in the glovebox for MP3 player

What you get for your Money

more equipment as standard in the Auris. The entry-level models get air while TR and above get dual-zone climate control, all-round windows, an MP3-compatible stereo and a computer. The engine range is cut to three choices — and 1.6-litre petrol units 100- and 130bhp respectively, and a turbodiesel with 89bhp.

There’s nothing bigger or powerful, as from July will offer a 136bhp hybrid model that sub-99g/km.

Like-for-like the Auris a cost case for itself mainstream rivals, but line it up Kia’s cee’d or Hyundai’s i30 and it less appealing for those simple, inexpensive and fuss-free

Driving it

The Auris has never the sort of driver appeal its rivals dish up and despite goal of improving the driving it remains some way off the likes of the VW Golf and Ford Focus. not to say it’s a bad car; it’s unremarkable. Turn the steering and it goes around corners, there’s no real feedback or from the chassis to do so with any

On the plus side, the revised settings have improved the comfort, while the refreshed are reasonably hushed.

Those all need working pretty to produce anything resembling The 1.6-litre petrol unit the quickest and its ten-second 0-62mph highlights this, but the 1.33-litre is the enjoyable, smoother engine of the duo. The turbodiesel lacks diesel low-range urgency, the of torque it delivers not obvious at low speeds.

That means revs, which is sure to the official 60.1mpg combined

Other markets get bigger engines, though these be available in Britain. Instead, UK is gambling on the HSD (Hybrid Synergy petrol-electric hybrid model the void, its 136bhp and sub-99g/km CO 2 making it a sensible choice for car drivers and London commuters — it being Congestion free. Until it arrives in the Auris range looks — the hybrid is anticipated to around 50 percent of all Auris

Worth Noting

All the new Auris feature Toyota’s economy and saving ‘Optimal Drive’ In the 1.33-litre that means Toyota claiming a world with its system due to the permanently gear mechanism, this start-up time and reducing Those wanting an auto can opt for the transmission with the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines, the gearbox offering fully shifts or manual control via the gear shifter or paddles on the steering wheel.


The 2010 Toyota is not exciting, but it’s smarter, equipped and more economical the car it replaces. Toyota has done to appeal to its existing buyers, but unlikely that customers be flocking in from rival showrooms. The Auris’s position is more difficult as Hyundai and Kia similarly sensible models for less money and with that will outlive owners.

There’s little to get excited in the Auris range as it currently but that could all change in when the hybrid HSD model

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