Toyota Auris Reviews | New Toyota Auris | Toyota Auris Pictures | Toyota Auris specification | Auto Express

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Verdict

We have been for a true Toyota competitor to the big-hitting Volkswagen Golf for a while – and, at last, it is. As with the new Honda Civic, the banishes all memories of its predecessor a sleek, European-designed body, interior space and more and quality. Better handling is with a wide engine which includes two excellent powerplants.

There’s never any question that the Toyota is anything but a huge global The world’s best-selling model has set for profitability and popularity that are the of every other manufacturer on the

Practical, reliable and affordable, it to define the family market – so why is about to change everything for the new On the face of it, ditching the famous name is marketing madness. But favours the brave, and the firm its new family car is so radically different, a fresh badge would do.

in Europe, there have some pretty daring bandied about prior to the of the newcomer. Sporty is perhaps the obvious. But is the Auris really enough to take on rivals as the VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra?

And can the newcomer match the impressive Civic, which was not only and engineered in Europe, but is built in too? Auto Express was behind the wheel of the Toyota to out.

Early impressions are The Auris is only 50mm and 65mm wider than the Corolla, and as such looks compact when compared to the Focus. However, the fresh certainly has character, while a suspension system is also as is a new range of powerplants which ultimately be crowned with a turbocharged T Sport version.

For the being, though, our drive is to five engines, including 1.4 and petrol units, plus a 2.0 and two 2.2 Jump behind the wheel, and the thing you notice is how roomy the car is It’s not only the extra and legroom which stand

The huge expanse of black between the dashboard and windscreen the hatch feel bigger it actually is, an effect created by the A-pillar.

In fact, the designers the A-pillar so far forward that have had to include an extra window for better visibility. the outside, the additional glass in well with the car’s But from the front seat, it rather awkward.

Dominating the cabin is a silver-coloured buttress’ centre console, appears to be floating on the dashboard. It into the interior, and puts the handbrake and switches all within reach. Unfortunately, we did notice glare off the console’s shiny surfaces. On top-spec models, air-conditioning, a panoramic roof and will enhance the driving

Across the range, the seats are and supportive, and even the door have been specially to complement the console design.

The chassis and suspension set-up the Auris a promising driver’s And just to keep owners on toes, Toyota has fitted an light inside the speedo, mea-sures your throttle and glows green to reward driving.

In contrast to the Corolla, the Auris’ is a revelation. As well as better control, its wider track and suspension mean it devours effortlessly. Overall, the car feels grown up, and there’s greater On demanding roads, the Auris proves more composed its predecessor.

And on the test track, it is to pick a quick line corners, thanks to the neutral and sharp turn-in. The steering is well weighted and responsive, and the is quicker than the old Corolla’s.

Crucially, the car’s braking is much improved. That’s the Toy-ota gets rear in addition to the vented front which deliver stron-ger, balanced stopping power.

the Auris offers a whole lot than the car which it replaces. a Corolla that has ditched the toned up its muscles, become more athletic and taken a in style and aesthetics. It will in UK showrooms by next February.

you have been warned.

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