TOYOTA has launched a new entry level model to its Auris range for 2012 to give customers extra equipment at no extra cost.
The three and five-door Auris Edition replace the previous T2 grade, available at the same on-the-road price but with a significantly improved specification.
TR and SR grades have also been revised to offer extra premium features as standard. New exterior colours have been introduced, together with new-look interior trim details. Auris Edition
The “entry point” to the Auris range is now a stronger proposition than ever before with the introduction of the new Edition grade for 2012. Going beyond the specification established in the previous T2 model, it provides as standard 16-inch alloy wheels, heated, retractable door mirrors that are colour-matched to the car’s bodywork and similarly colour-keyed door handles.
Auris Edition: These elements are in addition to established features such as air conditioning and a four-speaker sound system with USB port. Island Blue is a new metallic paint option for Edition models, and owners can also specific Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC) and a Protection Pack for the five-door version (floor mats, mud flaps, boot liner and scuff plates).
The three and five-door Edition models are powered by the Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33-litre VVT-i petrol engine, with Stop & Start and six-speed manual transmission. This delivers official 48.7mpg combined cycle fuel consumption and 135g/km CO2 emissions.
Auris TR: Auris TR, the core model in the range, is newly equipped with rear parking sensors, Bluetooth with voice control and – on the 1.6 Valvematic – cruise control. A new, sporty interior trim has been introduced in dark grey with silver detailing, and analogue meters now feature in the 1.4 D-4D and 1.6 Valvematic versions, adding to the sportier feel.
On the outside, there are new-design five-spoke 16-inch alloys and a new metallic colour choice – Deep Titanium.
Elsewhere the TR retains its core equipment features, including climate control, six-speaker audio with USB, electric windows and front fog lamps.
Auris SR: Auris SR, offered exclusively as a five-door with the 1.6 Valvematic engine and six-speed manual transmission, also adopts cruise control and Bluetooth as standard for 2012, plus the new Deep Titanium metallic paint option.
These add to a specification that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, dark-tinted rear privacy glass and darkened headlamp lenses.