The New Toyota Auris Engine With Toyota Optimal Drive and Stop&Start Technology | Part Four

From October 2009, Toyota's 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i engine will be manufactured at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK's factory at Deeside in North Wales. Almost €115 million has been invested in the plant in the past year to prepare for production of the new engine, which comes in addition to the €1.12 billion invested in operations since the factory opened in 1992.

Deeside currently produces 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engines at a rate of about 185,000 units a year. It also undertakes casting and machining of engine sets for export to other Toyota plants around the world.

Until Deeside production comes on stream the Toyota Auris will be fitted with engines manufactured in Japan. Five-door versions of the Toyota Auris are also built in Britain at TMUK's Burnaston plant, near Derby.

Performance Comparison
Toyota Auris 1.33 Dual VVT-i Toyota Auris 1.4 VVT-i
Max. power 100/101 96/97
Max. torque (Nm) 132 130
mpg Combined cycle 48.7 40.9
CO2 emissions 135 163
VED Band 2008/9 C D
VED cost 2008/9 £120 £180
VED cost 2009/10 £110 £175
VED cost 2010/11 £115 £180
Auris 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start Prices

On-the-road prices for the new Toyota Auris 1.33 Dual VVT-i with Stop&Start start at £12,705 for the T2 three-door. Across the range, prices are just £200 more than for the equivalent, previous 1.4 VVT-i models.

MODEL OTR PRICE
T2 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start 3-door £12,705
T2 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start 5-door £13,205
TR 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start 3-door £13,395
TR 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start 5-door £13,895
T3 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start 3-door £13,705
T3 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start 5-door £14,205
Published 19 November 2008 Staff

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