Auris is the latest Toyota model range to reap the benefits in performance, fuel economy and emissions from Toyota Optimal Drive technology.

Following the introduction late last year of the Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i engine with Stop & Start, Auris gains the new 1.6-litre Valvematic engine and revised versions of its established 1.4 and 2.0 D-4D and 2.2 D-CAT 180 units. The result is cleaner, more fuel-efficient motoring with no compromise in performance or driving pleasure, plus significant savings in ownership costs compared to its market rivals.

Toyota has also rationalised Auris into a new four-grade structure (T2, TR, T Spirit and SR180), with a few minor adjustments to the equipment specifications.

NEW 1.6-litre VALVEMATIC ENGINE

The new 1.6-litre Valvematic engine, built at Deeside in the UK, is expected to be the largest-selling unit in the 2009 Auris range. It benefits from Toyota Optimal Drive technologies, notably variable valve lift, enabling it to deliver more power and torque than the previous 1.6 VVT-i engine, while at the same time making significant improvements in fuel consumption and emissions levels.

The fuel economy delivered by both the 1.33 Dual VVT-i and 1.6 Valvematic petrol engines in Auris, combined with the per-litre cost of diesel fuel and the price premium of diesel models, make them a compelling choice for customers who traditionally might opt for diesel-powered cars on the grounds of running costs.

ENGINE 1.6 VVT-i 1.6 Valvematic CHANGE +/-
Power (bhp/DIN hp) 123/124 131/132 +6%
Torque (Nm) 157 160 +2%
Fuel economy – combined cycle (mpg) Manual 39.8 43.5 +9%
MultiMode 40.9 45.6 +11.5%
CO2 emissions (g/km) Manual 166 153 -8%
MultiMode 161 146 -9%

Power output from the engine is up by 8bhp (8 DIN hp) and maximum torque rises from 157Nm at 5,200rpm to 160Nm at 4,400rpm. It is available with either a new six-speed transmission, or new six-speed MultiMode system with paddle-shift controls. With the manual gearbox, CO2 emissions are down eight per cent at 153g/km and fuel consumption is improved by nine per cent in combined cycle driving at 43.5mpg. With MultiMode the reduction in emissions is 15g/km to 146g/km, while fuel economy rises by 4.7mpg – more than 11 per cent – to 45.6mpg (combined).

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Savings for retail customers

Compared to its principal market rivals the 2009 Auris with the Toyota Optimal Drive 1.6 Valvematic engine delivers clear savings over a three-year ownership period – more than £2,700 in fuel and VED road tax costs compared to the segment's best-sellers, the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

MODEL

TOYOTA Auris 1.6 V-matic TR 5dr

VAUXHALLAstra 1.6 Active Plus 5dr

FORD Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr

HONDA Civic 1.8 VTEC SE5dr

VOLKSWAGEN Golf 1.4 TSI SE 5dr

OTR price

£14,395

£17,110

£17,040

£15,135

£16,515

+/- vs Auris

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+£2,715

+£2,645

+£740

+£2,120

3yr VED + fuel cost*

£3,811

£3,811

£3,915

£3,766

£3,600

+/- vs Auris

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+£104

-£45

-£211

Total 3yr cost vs Auris

-

+£2,715

+£2,749

+£695

+£1,909

* Fuel cost based on average 89.2p per litre; prices correct April 2009

Savings for fleet and company car drivers

The 1.6 Valvematic engine's reduced CO2 figures and fuel economy, together with highly competitive pricing combine to make Auris a stronger proposition for fleet managers and company car drivers. Earning a Benefit-in-Kind tax band of 18 per cent, the TR model attracts a three-year tax cost of £1,533 (based on a 20 per cent tax liability). Combined with its price advantage over its key market rivals, this translates into appreciable cost savings.

REVISED 1.4-litre AND 2.0-litre D-4D ENGINES

The 89bhp (90 DIN hp) 1.4 D-4D diesel engine has been upgraded with Toyota Optimal Drive technology, with fuel economy increasing by six per cent to 60.1mpg in combined cycle driving (58.9 MultiMode). Carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced, falling from 132 to 125g/km for manual TR models, 127g/km for versions with MultiMode. At the same time, torque performance is stronger by eight per cent, rising to a maximum 205Nm between 1,800 and 2,800rpm.

As well as delivering CO2 emissions that are among the best in Auris's segment, the engine is more responsive. This has been made possible by new piezo-electric injectors that control fuel volume and injection timing more accurately and give a shorter injection time.

The 2.0 D-4D engine in Auris gains a diesel particulate filter (DPF), which brings emissions performance in line with Euro V standards. It delivers 125bhp (126 DIN hp) and maximum torque of 310Nm between 1,800 and 2,400rpm via a six-speed manual transmission. CO2 emissions are reduced by 13g/km to 138g/km and fuel consumption is improved by 4.7mpg to 54.3mpg (combined cycle).

The engine benefits from higher fuel injection pressure of 2,000bar and more efficient piezo injectors with smaller holes for a finer spray. Combined with an optimised combustion chamber shape, this allows for an improved fuel-air mixture and more efficient combustion, contributing to better fuel economy and improved torque at low engine speeds.

REVISED 2.2-litre D-CAT 180 ENGINE

Applying Toyota Optimal Drive technology to the 2.2 D-CAT 180 diesel engine, featured exclusively on the SR180 grade, has yielded better fuel economy and emissions. Combined cycle performance is 47.1mpg and CO2 output is 158g/km, against previous figures of 45.6mpg and 164g/km. Like the 2.0 D-4D engine, it also benefits from improved piezo-electric fuel injectors, operating at higher pressure - increased from 1,800 to 2,000bar.

NEW GRADE STRUCTURE

The Auris grade line-up has been simplified into four trim levels - T2, TR (focus for the majority of sales), T Spirit and SR180. Minor changes have been made to the equipment specifications, most notably making Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) available as an option on 1.4 D-4D TR models. The Smart Entry and Start system, fitted as standard to T Spirit and SR180 models, has been improved to provide automatic unlocking of the passenger doors and boot, in addition to the driver's door.

TOYOTA AURIS PRICES, INSURANCE GROUPS AND VED

GRADE POWERTRAIN BODY OTR PRICE VED BAND* INSURANCEGROUP
T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33 VVT-i 6MT 3-door £12,900 C 4E
T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 1.4 D-4D 6MT 3-door £14,050 C 4E
T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33 VVT-i 6MT 5-door £13,400 C 4E
T2 Toyota Optimal Drive 1.4 D-4D 6MT 5-door £14,550 C 4E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33 VVT-i 6MT 3-door £13,545 C 4E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.4 D-4D 6MT 3-door £14,695 C 4E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.4 D-4D 6M/M 3-door £15,245 C 4E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.6 Valvematic 6MT 3-door £13,895 D 5E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.6 Valvematic 6M/M 3-door £14,445 C 5E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 6MT 3-door £15,870 C 6E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33 VVT-i 6MT 5-door £14,045 C 4E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.4 D-4D 6MT 5-door £15,195 C 4E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.4 D-4D 6M/M 5-door £15,745 C 4E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.6 Valvematic 6MT 5-door £14,395 D 5E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 1.6 Valvematic 6M/M 5-door £14,945 C 5E
TR Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 6MT 5-door £16,370 C 6E
T Spirit Toyota Optimal Drive 1.6 Valvematic 6MT 5-door £15,835 D 6E
T Spirit Toyota Optimal Drive 1.6 Valvematic 6M/M 5-door £16,385 C 6E
T Spirit Toyota Optimal Drive 2.0 D-4D 6MT 5-door £17,810 C 7E
SR180 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-CAT 6MT 3-door £18,465 D 12E
SR180 Toyota Optimal Drive 2.2 D-CAT 6MT 5-door £18,965 D 12E

* VED bands effective from May 2009.

TOYOTA AURIS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TOYOTA OPTIMAL DRIVE 1.33 Dual VVT-i
Engine code 1NR-FE
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,329
Bore x stroke (mm) 72.5 x 80.5
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm) 100/101 @ 6,000
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 132 @ 3,800

TOYOTA OPTIMAL DRIVE 1.6 VALVEMATIC

Engine code 1ZR-FAE
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve Valvematic
Displacement (cc) 1,598
Bore x stroke (mm) 80.5 x 78.5
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm) 130/132 @ 6,400
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 160 @ 4,400

TOYOTA OPTIMAL DRIVE 1.4 D-4D 90

Engine code 1ND-TV
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism SOHC 8-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,364
Bore x stroke (mm) 73.0 x 81.5
Compression ratio 17.9:1
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm) 89/90 @ 3,800
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 205 @ 1,800 – 3,000

TOYOTA OPTIMAL DRIVE 2.0 D-4D 130

Engine code 1AD-FTV
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,998
Bore x stroke (mm) 86.0 X 86.0
Compression ratio 16.8:1
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm) 124/126 @ 3,600
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 300 @ 2,000 – 2,800

TOYOTA OPTIMAL DRIVE 2.2 D-CAT 180

Engine code 2AD-FHV
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve
Displacement (cc) 2,231
Bore x stroke (mm) 86.0 x 96.0
Compression ratio 15.8:1
Max. power (bhp/DIN hp @ rpm) 175/177 @ 3,600
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 400 @ 2,000 – 2,600
PERFORMANCE 1.33 Dual VVT-i 1.6 V-matic 1.4 D-4D 90 2.0 D-4D130 2.2 D-CAT 180
Transmission 6M/T 6MT M/M 6MT M/M 6M/T 6M/T
Max. speed (mph) 109 121 121 109 109 109 130
0-62mph (sec) 13.1 10.0 11.9 11.9 14.7 10.3 8.1
FUEL CONSUMPTION 1.33 Dual VVT-i 1.6 V-matic 1.4 D-4D 90 2.0 D-4D130 2.2 D-CAT 180
Transmission 6M/T 6MT M/M 6MT M/M 6M/T 6M/T
Combined (mpg) 48.7 43.5 45.6 60.1 58.9 54.3 47.0
Extra-urban (mpg) 56.5 52.3 54.3 67.3 65.7 64.2 55.4
Urban (mpg) 39.8 33.6 35.8 50.4 48.7 43.5 37.2
Fuel tank capacity (l) 55
EMISSIONS 1.33 Dual VVT-i 1.6 V-matic 1.4 D-4D 90 2.0 D-4D130 2.2 D-CAT 180
Transmission 6M/T 6MT M/M 6MT M/M 6M/T 6M/T
Carbon dioxide (g/km) 135 153 146 125 127 138 158
VED band
Emissions level
TRANSMISSION
Type Single dry plate
Engine 1.33 DualVVT-i 1.6 V-matic 1.4 D-4D 90 2.0 D-4D130 2.2 D-CAT 180
Gear ratios 1st 3.538 3.538 3.538 3.538 3.538
2nd 1.913 1.913 1.913 1.913 1.913
3rd 1.310 1.310 1.310 1.218 1.218
4th 0.971 0.971 0.971 0.860 0.860
5th 0.818 0.818 0.714 0.790 0.790
6th 0.700 0.700 0.619 0.638 0.638
Reverse 3.333 3.333 3.333 3.831 3.831
BRAKES
Front (mm) Ventilated discs ø273 x 26 SR180 ø295 x 26
Rear (mm) Solid discs ø270 x 10
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson strut
Rear Torsion beam (Double wishbone on SR180)
STEERING
Type Rack and pinion, Electric Power Steering
Ratio 14.44:1 (14.65:1 SR180)
Turns lock-to-lock 2.9 (2.81 SR180)
Minimum turning radius – tyre (m) 5.2
WHEELS AND TYRES
T2 15in steel (195/65R15 tyre)
TR and T Spirit 16in alloy (205/55R16 tyre)
SR180 17in alloy (225/45/R17 tyre)
Spare tyre Space saver
Spare tyre – SR180 Tyre repair kit
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Overall length (mm) 4,220
Overall width (mm) 1,760
Overall height (mm) 1,515 (SR180 1480)
Wheelbase (mm) 2,600
Front track (mm) 1,536 (15in wheel) 1,524 (16in wheel) 1,516 (17in wheel)
Rear track (mm) 1,533 (15in wheel) 1,522 (16in wheel) 1,512 (17in wheel)
Front overhang (mm) 890
Rear overhang (mm) 730
Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.29
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Interior length (mm) 1,985
Interior width (mm) 1,460
Interior height (mm) 1,245
VDA luggage capacity (l) 354 (rear seats up) 761 (rear seats down)
Luggage compartment length (mm) 790 (rear seats up) 1,715 (rear seats down)
Luggage compartment max. width (mm) 1,185
Luggage compartment height (mm) 865
WEIGHTS
Kerb weight (kg) 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT 1,280 - 1,285
1.6 V-matic 6MT 1,275 – 1,315
1.6 V-matic 6MT M/M 1,280 – 1,320
1.4 D-4D 90 6MT 1,260 – 1,310
1.4 D-4D 90 M/M 1,285 – 1,315
2.0 D-4D 130 6MT 1,405 – 1,440
2.2 D-CAT 180 6MT 1,430 – 1,470
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT 1,720
1.6 V-matic 6MT 1,750
1.6 V-matic 6MT M/M 1,750
1.4 D-4D 90 6MT 1.760
1.4 D-4D 90 M/M 1,760
2.0 D-4D 130 6MT 1,890
2.2 D-CAT 180 6MT 1,920
Towing capacity – braked/unbraked (kg) 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT 1,000/450
1.6 V-matic 6MT 1,300/450
1.6 V-matic 6MT M/M 1,200/450
1.4 D-4D 90 6MT 1,000/450
1.4 D-4D 90 M/M 1,000/450
2.0 D-4D 130 6MT 1,500/450
2.2 D-CAT 180 6MT 1,500/450

TOYOTA AURIS EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

SAFETY T2 TR T Spirit SR180
Driver and passenger airbag

Driver and passenger side airbag

Curtain shield airbags

Driver's knee airbag

Dual-stage (light and buzzer) seatbelt reminder

Passenger airbag cut-off switch

Isofix child seat mounts

Height adjustable front and rear head restraints

Three-point seatbelts with pretensioners, load limiters and emergency locking retractors

Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats

Minimum Intrusion Cabin Structure (MICS)

Side impact beams on all doors

Head impact protection structure roof side and pillar

Child proof locks on rear doors (5-door)

ABS

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist (BA)

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC)

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INSTRUMENTS & CONTROLS
Multi-information display

MultiMode transmission gear indicator (automatic)

Opt

itron instruments

Headlamp levelling

Cruise control with speed limiter

Full-map satellite navigation + Bluetooth

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COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Tilt and telescopic reach adjustable steering column

Leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob

Electric front windows with one-touch down function

Electric rear windows (5-door models)

Rain-sensing windscreen wipers

Dusk-sensing headlights

Electrically adjustable door mirrors

Electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors

Electrochromic auto-dimming rear view mirror

Remote fuel lock release

Lockable glove box

AUDIO
Radio/CD player with four speakers

Radio/CD player with six speakers

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

VENTILATION
Air conditioning (manual)

Dual-zone automatic air conditioning

Pollen filter/clean air filter

SECURITY T2 TR T Spirit SR180
Remote central double locking

Remote alarm with perimeter and microwave interior protection (2.0 D-4D 130 & SR180 only)

Smart Entry and Start system

Transponder key engine immobiliser

Vehicle parts marking with major parts traceable to VIN

SEATING, UPHOLSTERY & TRIM
Driver's seat height adjustment

60:40 folding rear seat

Rear seat recline function

Front armrest

EXTERIOR
15in steel wheels with full wheel covers

16in alloy wheels

17in alloy wheels

Rear tailgate spoiler

Lowered suspension

Temporary spare wheel

Tyre repair kit

Body-coloured door handles and mirrors

Scuff plates

Front fog lamps

Smoked glass headlamps

Dark-tinted rear privacy glass

Metallic paint

OPTION PACKS
Protection Pack (rear parking sensors, mudflaps, rear bumper protection and boot liner)

Tech Pack (iPod integration and Bluetooth connectivity)