Toyota Auris / Blade

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I n the of the 10th generation Corolla, found two mutually exclusive on the one hand, the Corolla should not its existing conservative customers, in its home market. On the other it wants to increase penetration to the Europe, whose customers a sportier appeal. To satisfy the company decided to develop a derivative from the new Corolla specially for Europe (although it is offered in Japan alongside

In other words, from now on no Corolla will be on sale in The new European car is produced in UK and Turkey. It most of the mechanicals with but employs different chassis (in 3 and hatchback form instead of sportier exterior and interior and a sportier suspension tuning.

The car is renamed to Auris — a word meaning gold.


Yaris, Auris was designed in ED2 studio in France. It certainly more stylish than the Corolla, but you won’t call it a car either. By European standard, the car is another ordinary design, to deliver the same styling as Opel Astra, Seat Volkswagen Golf or Renault or even the controversial European

In my opinion, the Auris looks too to deliver a sense of sophistication and It needs tauter surfaces, lines and sharper edges to the game.

Inside, the cabin ordinary again. It is dark and blame to the black plastic, shoulder line and thick A panoramic glass roof have solved the problem, but Toyota seems lagging European rivals to offer feature.

The dashboard has a twin-dial design Alfa Romeo, unfortunately is not backed up by quality materials soft-touched plastics are yet to arrive the Toyota mainstream car, the problem as I complained for Yaris. mean Auris fails to the kind of expensiveness as Volkswagen or although durability and reliability is in doubt. The only distinctive in this cabin is a floating on which the gear lever is

However, everybody knows the console was copied from S40 and, unlikely the Volvo, it bulky (like the car) and no real advantages. Because the console here is too thick, it is to access the storage space violating the original concept of This is a poor copy.

The Auris rides on the same mm wheelbase as the last generation Still, it offers a roomy because the car is made very (1515mm) and the rear floor is flat, thanks to clever of the exhaust pipes. The use of space-saving rear axle suspension enables a rather large at 354 liters, if not as impressive as Fiat 400 liters.

However, note the sportiest version, 2.2D-4D, double-wishbone rear suspensions to better handling. Toyota rather save costs on the models and leave the expensive to the most expensive model. is undeniably a clever solution, if not a one for car enthusiasts.

For models riding on axle, handling is predictable and rather than exciting. with the multi-link Focus and there is more body and more ride harshnesses poor surfaces. The high of gravity and relatively soft setup also hamper its stability.

The handling has little throttle to speak of. The electric power is accurate and well weighted than communicative.

However, on roads the Auris rides well. Noise insulation is Thanks to smooth engines, gearbox and lightweight controls, it first class mechanical The new generation 124hp 1.6 VVT-i Europe) and 136hp 1.8 VVT-i Japan) engines run smoothly.

Now get dual VVT-i, i.e. variable valve timing on inlet and exhaust camshafts, to torque delivery and fuel Roller rocker cam followers and friction pistons let them to more freely. A stronger also reduces noise and

In the diesel side, 126hp turbo is also up to the job. the most impressive is the 2.2D-4D with 1800-bar piezo common rail injection It produces 177 horsepower and a tremendous 295 of torque to deliver very real world performance.

No Toyota has no intention to offer a hot hatch version in Europe.

the double-wishbone-suspended super diesel handles better than the models, thanks partly to the suspension geometry and partly to the setup. It rides harder but is damped. However, the nose-heavy car biases towards understeer and is to steer on throttle.

It seems the word secured handling is the of Auris, like most Toyota.

Quite sadly, although is supposed to be sportier and younger Corolla, it is still too conservative and There is little in its design and to raise your pulse. the recent Kia Cee’d is actually interesting to us.

The above report was updated on 10 Feb 2007. All Rights

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