First drive review Toyota Auris 1 6 Icon Review Autocar

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First drive review: Auris 1.6 Icon

What is it?

a sharper-looking second-generation Auris, proportions and weight distribution to provide the more engaging demanded by enlightened Toyota Akio Toyoda. So while platform and wheelbase are carry-over, a roofline and reduced ride have yielded a roll-reducing of gravity affording more suspension. Those worrying heads striking headlinings fret, either.


The height reduction has been in prompted by the outgoing Auris’s proportioning, and Toyota is compensating a roof that billows each seat row. A frontal area is a useful gain, with the Auris’s coefficient falling to 0.28, its weight drops by an average of across the range.

Improved efficiency, handling and ride are the while criticism of the old car’s but ergonomically troubled flying-buttress console has provoked a major of the dashboard’s architecture and finish. Of more shortly.

The front suspension uses the MacPherson strut layout as but with tweaks, while the double wishbone rear previously reserved for the most diesel, has now been bestowed on 128bhp 1.6, the most feature of which is its variable and duration valve timing. hooked to a six-speeder, and you’ll be it to chase a high-altitude, 4400rpm peak.

What is it like?

If of the above sounds unpromising, the surprise is that this Auris gels rather on the road, on smaller fuel-saving rims at least. The ride is compliant, the stiffer body satisfyingly robust, the old car’s flop has gone and the electric steering is accurate and more despite the leather-edged rim feeling And although it needs revving, sound-proofing has smothered the 1.6 Valvematic’s and tyre hum.

Apart from a light around the door windows, the delivers calm high-speed

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The cabin ambience is less pleasing, however. An interior as as a cloudburst is one thing, but the crude of fussily rendered dashboard is another. The facia is the most part of a car if you’re its driver, yet new Auris has lost the old model’s multi-layered instruments, the multimedia sits inside a cheap plastiminium-rimmed panel and the turf-like of soft-feel plastic that this sculpturally dull completely fails to suggest even if the brushed aluminium of the passenger pleases.

Should I buy one?

Volkswagen’s Mk6 was the benchmark for this Toyota, but you believe that when you sit in it. And a pity, because the 1.6 has quiet with its refinement, agility, and low running costs. This is a better Auris, but it still in VW’s wake.

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Price: £17,495; 10.0 secs; Top speed: Economy: 52.3mpg (combined); 138g/km; Kerb weight: Engine: 4 cyls in line, petrol; Power: 128bhp at Torque: 118lb ft at 4400rpm; 6-spd manual

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