The latest hybrid edition has been presented, new 2016 Toyota Auris. Auris is basically Corolla in Europe and other overseas markets. Compact hatchback was introduced almost 10 years ago and finds itself in second generation. 2016 Toyota Auris gets a mid-cycle facelift as everything seems to be going according to plan.
2016 Toyota Auris Engine & Specs
Hybrid models which account to very large percentage of sales will continue unchanged for next year, but conventional lineup gets all kinds of refreshments. Current petrol lineup which consists of 1.33L 4-cylinder and 1.6L 4-cylinder engines is being expanded by the new 1.2L turbo four unit. On the other hand, diesel lineup gets a few more changes. Only carried over option is 1.4L D-4D unit, but even this engine is slightly upgraded.
On the other hand, 2.0L unit has been replaced by a new 1.6L D-4D mill which should be more efficient than the outgoing powertrain. Just like before, Auris will be offered with a range of manual and automatic transmissions.
Styling – Inside and Outside look
Design doesn’t feature ground breaking improvements, but 2016 Toyota Auris looks somewhat better than before; if you love sharp noses and more toned down cars, that is. There’s no more trapezoidal lower air intake. Instead, new model gets wide open slimmer, rectangular unit, while upper airdam remains the same. Headlamps have been inverted and now feature trapezoidal shape, while midsection remains barely changed. Finally, rear end gets larger tail-lights and much revised bumper, while both hatchback and station wagon continue with a large tailgate.
New interior is both more fit and better looking. New set of materials have been utilized in order to elevate Auris’ visual appeal. Like before, you’ll be offered a choice between basic cloth upholstery in most available models, and premium leather surfaces in upper echelons. Upright, overlapping and angular dashboard (add to that asymmetric as well) features a basic 4.2-inch TFT screen in entry-level form. That’s pretty much it for 2016 Toyota Auris as even top grades don’t get a larger option.
Rest of the feature list fits the general compact or c-segment market car’s description. Safety features are pretty straightforward as well, and apart from mandatory airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes, you’ll get a rearview camera, pre-collision system , lane departure alert, auto high beam and road sign assist.
2016 Toyota Auris Price and MPG
Most of engines will get their numbers upgraded, but new options should really do a good job. Even without them, Auris used to be a fairly efficient car, but now, it manages to compete with the best of them. Most efficient options are supposed to be rated at around 55 mpg in Europead NEDC cycle, while most consuming models shouldn’t go lower than 40 mpg.
Prices should remain in place, however, and new Auris should remain available from around £15,000 while reaching £20,000 in higher grades.
2016 Toyota Auris is a fine option for small families which emphasize on commuting figures. It is a good choice for grocery shopping or driving to work thanks to its great fuel economy ratings and plenty of space in that hatchback/station wagon behind of his.