Toyota in new Csegment offensive with revised Verso and Auris …

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Toyota in new C-segment offensive with revised Verso and Auris

TOYOTA has launched a renewed product offensive with the Paris Motor Show unveiling of the Verso and British-built Auris.

ExactUKspecifications and pricing of the Verso have yet to be announced, but the two models join the Auris Touring Sports as the third element inToyota’s renewed product offensive in the C-segment.

On-the-road prices for the Auris start at £14,495 for the 1.33 Dual VVT-i Active and top out at £21,745 for the hybrid version in Excel trim. The 14-model range also includes a £19,995 hybrid model in Icon trim. It will be available from December in four trim levels Active, Icon, Sport and Excel.

With more than 300 parts changed, the seven-seat Verso has undergone a comprehensive mid-life upgrade, says the manufacturer, which promises more style and comfort and improved handling.

On the outside, the Verso displaysToyota’s new design language and a family identity that links it visually to new Auris and Auris Touring Sports. The interior has been improved, the 2.0 litre D-4D diesel engine has been revised for lower emissions, driving dynamics have been sharpened and noise, vibration and harshness levels have been reduced.

When all the rear seats are folded, new Verso has a flat load floor that is 1,575mm and 1,430 mm wide. With all seats in place the luggage volume is 155 litres; when the third row is folded, the figure rises to 440 litres.

Verso’s 2.0 litre D-4D diesel engine has been revised for better torque delivery at low revs and quieter running. At the same the engine’s emissions have been reduced by 10 g/km to fall below 130 g/km.

The 2.2 litre D-CATdiesel engine will also be available, with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The former develops 175 bhp with emissions of 159 g/km, the latter 148 bhp and 178 g/km.

The towing capacity for all diesel-powered Versos has been increased by 200 kg to 1,500 kg.

The 1.6 and 1.8 litre Valvematic petrol engines will continue. Both are matched to a six-speed manual gearbox, with the 1.8 optionally available with a revised Multidrive CVT.


Meanwhile, the Auris, which is built exclusively by Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK’s Burnaston factory in Derbyshire, is claimed to have stronger styling, better dynamic performance, higher equipment levels and lower running costs than its predecessor.

Toyotasays that its design and engineering reflect the brand’s determination to produce cars that are more appealing to own and engaging to drive, while building on its long-established reputation for quality, durability and reliability.

Improved aerodynamics, comprehensive weight saving and engine revisions all contribute to reducing fuel consumption and emissions across the range, helping to reduce running costs.

Auris’s overall length has been increased by 30 mm to 4,275 mm, while the wheelbase remains the same at 2,600 mm. The overall height has been lowered by 55 mm (45 mm in the cabin and 10 mm in the ride height), making new Auris one of the lowest cars in its segment. Together, saysToyota, the changes yield aerodynamic benefits, contributing to better fuel efficiency and driving dynamics.

Luggage capacity (with the rear seats in place) has increased to 360 litres on all models.

The Auris will be available with a choice of 1.33 and 1.6 litre petrol units, a 1.4 D-4D diesel engine and 1.8 hybrid unit.

Average emissions for the Auris range have fallen steadily in recent years. With the introduction of new Auris, the level will fall to 109 g/km, a further 13% reduction.

The 1.33 litre petrol engine has maximum power of 98 bhp and peak torque of 128 Nm. Fuel economy is 52.3 mpg and emissions are from 125 g/km (provisional, pre-homologation figures), an improvement of 3.6 mpg and 10 g/km on the current model.

The 1.6 Valvematic petrol engine is a further development ofToyota’s intelligent dual variable valve timing system, Dual VVT-i. The engine is available with either six-speed manual or Multidrive S automatic (CVT) transmission.

It produces 130 bhp and maximum torque of 160 Nm. With manual transmission the combined cycle fuel consumption is 47.9 mpg with emissions of 138 g/km, an improvement of 5.1 mpg and 15 g/km over the current Auris 1.6 Valvematic. Figures are better with the Multidrive S CVT, at 49.6 mpg and 134 g/km.

Toyota’s 1.4 D-4D is matched to a six-speed manual transmission and develops 89 bhp  and 205 Nm of torque.

Toyota Stop Start technology is available with the 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel engines.

Multidrive S transmission, available with the 1.6 Valvematic engine in new Auris, is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which offers the choice of a fully automatic, seamless shift mode or stepped seven-speed Sport mode.

Auris Hybrid has a 1.8 litre VVT-i petrol engine and 60kW electric motor that together generate a maximum power output of 134 bhp, giving  the model 0-62 mph acceleration in 10.9 seconds and a 112 mph top speed.

The new Auris Hybrid’s improved aerodynamics and lighter weight have reduced emissions to less than 89 g/km (with 15-inch wheels).

All new Auris will be equipped as standard with seven airbags, a new follow-me-home lighting system, Hill-start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Control and LED daytime running lights.

A new park assist system will also be available in the Auris range, fitted as standard to Excel models and an option for Icon and Sport versions. The system is claimed to be more sophisticated than any previously featured on a productionToyotain theUK, being able to cope with non-standard parking situations, including on bends.

TOYOTA Auris Touring Sports Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Icon CVT Continuosuly Variable

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