Toyota’s new Auris will be priced from £14,495 when it goes on sale in the UK in December, a £1,650 increase over the current entry level model.
The British-built five-door hatchback, which makes its world debut later this week at the Paris motor show, will be launched in a four-grade line-up – Active, Icon, Sport and Excel.
All powertrain options will be available from the start of sales: 1.33 Dual VVT-i and 1.6 Valvematic petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel units, plus Auris Hybrid with Hybrid Synergy Drive.
The petrol and diesel models all use a six-speed manual transmission, with Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT offered as an option on the 1.6 Valvematic. Auris Hybrid uses an E-CVT automatic.
The 1.33 Dual VVT-i engine will be available in Active and Icon grades; the 1.6 Valvematic in Icon, Sport and Excel; and the 1.4 D-4D in all trims. The Auris Hybrid will be offered in Icon and Excel versions.
All new Auris will be equipped as standard with seven airbags, a new follow-me-home lighting system, hill-start assist control, vehicle stability control and LED daytime running lights.
The entry level Active includes automatic air conditioning, four speaker audio system with USB and aux connection, electrically adjustable, heated body coloured door mirrors and electric front windows.
A new park assist system will be available in the Auris range, fitted as standard to Excel models and an affordable option for Icon and Sport versions. The system helps to park, but it also helps to manoeuvre out of spaces too.
The system is more sophisticated than any previously featured on a production Toyota in the UK, being able to cope with non-standard parking situations, including on bends. It will also take account of objects on the opposite side of the road that might affect parking manoeuvres, for example other parked cars or obstacles in narrow streets. It also minimises the degree to which the car steers out to the opposite side of the road in order to enter a space.
The Toyota Touch multimedia system on Icon, Sport and Excel models can be upgraded to Toyota Touch & Go, introducing satellite navigation and more on-board connectivity and Bluetooth functions.
A Skyview panoramic roof, measuring 2,340 by 1,280mm, available for Excel models can be sold by dealers as an option. Leather upholstery can also be specified for Auris Excel.
A comfort pack is available for Sport grade, which bundles rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlights, Smart Entry and Start and a folding function for the door mirrors.
New Auris prices
MODEL ENGINE TRANSMISSION OTR PRICE
Active 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT £14,495
Active 1.4 D-4D 6MT £15,845
Icon 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT £17,145
Icon 1.4 D-4D 6MT £18,495
Icon 1.6 Valvematic 6MT £17,495
Icon 1.6 Valvematic Multidrive S £18,495
Icon HybridSynergy Drive E-CVT £19,995
Sport 1.4 D-4D 6MT £19,245
Sport 1.6 Valvematic 6MT £18,245
Sport 1.6 Valvematic Multidrive S £19,245
Excel 1.4 D-4D 6MT £20,245
Excel 1.6 Valvematic 6MT £19,245
Excel 1.6 Valvematic Multidrive S £20,245
Excel HybridSynergy Drive E-CVT £21,745