The 1.4-litre D-4D 90 eight-valve diesel engine is capable of 56.5mpg (combined cycle). Ideally suited for town driving, its urban cycle consumption is more than 40mpg, with carbon dioxide emissions of 132g/km. Auris is also available with a 2.0-litre D-4D 130 engine, a multivalve unit that delivers 124bhp (126 DIN hp). This engine’s qualities are already well-proven in the Avensis, combining high torque (300Nm between 2,000 and 2,800rpm) and low noise levels. The nought to 62mph acceleration benchmark is reached in 10.3 seconds, with fuel economy of 52.3mpg (combined cycle).
The principal petrol engine is a new 1.6-litre petrol unit with Dual VVT-i: an intelligent, variable timing system for both inlet and exhaust valves that improves fuel efficiency and power output across a wide range of engine speeds. Expected to be the most popular engine choice in the range, this 122bhp (124 DIN hp) four-cylinder unit produces 157Nm of torque, giving nought to 62mph acceleration in 10.4 seconds, a top speed of 118mph and combined cycle fuel consumption of 39.8mpg.
The entry point to the petrol range is Toyota’s 96bhp (97 DIN hp) 1.4-litre VVT-i engine, which delivers 40.9mpg (combined cycle), acceleration to 62mph in 13.0 seconds and a maximum 106mph.
Three transmissions are offered: five-speed manual for the 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol and D-4D 90 diesel engines; six-speed manual for the D-4D 130 and 180 engines; and the option of Toyota’s MultiMode transmission on the 1.6 Dual VVT-i and D-4D 90 engines.
Extra Value Auris TR
From launch, the Auris range will include a special TR model, designed to offer customers extra value. The TR specification is based on that of the T3 grade, with the addition of scuff plates and extra chrome detailing at the rear of the car. In spite of these extra features, the TR models are priced £1,000 less than their T3 equivalents.
The TR is available with the 1.6 Dual VVT-i petrol and 2.0 D-4D 130 diesel engines, in three and five-door body styles, priced from £12,495 on the road.Published 21 January 2007