First drive: Toyota Auris Touring Sports | AOL Cars UK

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First drive: Toyota Touring Sports


As as night follows day, the of a mid-sized family hatchback on the UK is eventually followed by an estate

This is Toyota’s load-lugging of the Auris, which is the only to be offered in petrol, diesel and configurations.

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An elongated version of the current hatchback. Built for consummate and ease of use, it comes class leading luggage one-touch flip down and a quiet, refined cabin you’d be happy to while the hours in. The Touring Sports Toyota’s current design a lot better than other in the range, and it’s refreshingly styling makes for an interesting on the road.

What’s under the bonnet?

As as the headline-stealing 1.8-litre petrol drivetrain, which offers CO2 emissions and fuel economy at and 76.3mpg respectively, the Touring is also available with a of petrol engines at 1.3 and 1.6 litres, and a diesel. Those not desperate for a should consider the diesel, as it it close for economy and is around cheaper spec for spec.

While the petrol models are quiet and smooth, the larger 1.6 we lacks torque, so it needs hard to build speed Transmissions include a six-speed the sole option on diesel and level petrol cars a CVT automatic available on the larger The hybrid model is available with the CVT, which a din even under relatively acceleration.

What’s the spec like?

trim levels are offered. cars are equipped with air conditioning, traction control, assist, LED daytime running and USB and MP3 compatibility. Move up to ‘Icon’ likely to be the most popular in the UK and be rewarded with Bluetooth a digital radio and a rear-view as well as some additional of leather in the cabin. ‘Sport’ is similarly specced but adds alloy wheels, different seats and some racy body addenda for a more feel. It’s worth that only the top-spec

‘Excel’ models come leather upholstery as standard, but niceties such as automatic and headlights, as well as keyless go are included.

Those in the market for a compact car are currently spoilt for choice. rivals to the Auris Touring include the Ford Focus which although isn’t as commodious as the Toyota, offers a engaging driving experience and is with a wider range of including Ford’s brilliant new Ecoboost petrol.

If practicality is your concern, the new Skoda Estate offers a huge and a number of neat practical designed to make life It can’t quite match the Auris’s CO2 emissions, but at 105g/km for the version, it sits just one tax higher.

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