Updates for Toyota Auris range announcedEngines revised across entire Auris family

20 April 2009

The Auris range gets revised engines

The Auris range gets revised engines

Changes for the Toyota Auris as the engines get more economical and trim levels are revised.

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Following on from the introduction of the 1.33-litre Stop & Start Auris late last year, the rest of the range has now been upgraded to 'Toyota Optimal Drive' status – Toyota's equivalent of BMW's EfficientDynamics.

A new 1.6-litre 'Valvematic' petrol engine leads the charge, but the remaining engines from the existing line-up all see improvements as well.

New Auris engines

The 1.6 Valvematic is closely related to the Valvematic engines introduced in the latest . It's both more powerful and more efficient than the non-Valvematic 1.6 it replaces. Power is up from 123bhp to 131bhp, while fuel economy improves from 39.8mpg to 43.5mpg – or 40.9mpg to 45.6mpg with the optional 'MultiMode' automatic gearbox. CO2 levels drop as low as 146g/km.

A new, more efficient injection system for the 1.4 D-4D turbodiesel means this now returns up to 60.1mpg and CO2 as low as 125g/km. The 2.0 D-4D turbodiesel gains a particulate filter and high pressure injection (2,000 bar) to achieve 54.3mpg and 138g/km CO2. Similarly the 2.2 D-4D exclusively available in the , where high pressure injection achieves 47.1mpg and 158g/km.

However, the 1.33 remains the only Auris available with an automatic stop-start system.

Just four trim levels are now offered: T2, TR, T Spirit and SR180. Tweaks to equipment specification are very minor.

The revised Toyota Auris is on sale now. Prices start at £12,900 for the 1.33 petrol three-door in T2 specification, rising to £18,965 for the 2.2 D-4D five-door SR180. The 1.6 Valvematic costs from £13,895.


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