Retuned suspension and steering, plus new look inside and out
2 March 2010

The facelifted Toyota Auris has been revealed.

Toyota says that as well as being restyled inside and out, the suspension has been retuned to improve its ride and handling on UK roads.

See the facelifted Toyota Auris

In addition, Toyota says the power steering has also been revised and refined to deliver better feedback and improved vehicle agility.

Exterior changes include a new front and rear bumper design, including integrated fog lamps, new headlamps, a revised bonnet and a new style of grille.

Inside, more soft-touch materials have been used across the top of the instrument binnacle and around the glovebox, and the centre console has been redesigned. The high-set handbrake has also been changed "for easier operation and improved tactile quality".

Additional standard kit includes a USB port and Aux-in socket and a leather flat bottomed steering wheel.

The engine range remains unchanged; buyers can choose from 1.33-litre and 1.6-litre petrols and a 1.4-litre diesel. Prices also remain unchanged.

A hybrid version of the Toyota Auris will be added to the line-up in July.

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25 January 2010

It's a pleasant change to see a facelift that doesn't ruin the look of the car.

So often they are face drops rather than face lifts.

This is restrained and is a small improvement. The additional kit etc will be welcome too.

25 January 2010

Doesn't look any less dull does it. Not sure why they bothered. I can't remember that last time I saw an Auris, or maybe I just don't notice them.

25 January 2010

[quote Lee23404]Doesn't look any less dull does it. Not sure why they bothered. I can't remember that last time I saw an Auris, or maybe I just don't notice them.[/quote]

lol must be the perfect get away car, no one notices it and if they do don't know what is.

25 January 2010

[quote Autocar]Toyota says that as well as being restyled inside and out, the suspension has been retuned to improve its ride and handling on UK roads.[/quote] One is tempted to ask why Toyota didn't tune the suspension for UK roads in the first place. I mean, the cars are actually built here aren't they?

25 January 2010

[quote slipslop]It's a pleasant change to see a facelift that doesn't ruin the look of the car. [/quote]

They had the luxury of starting with a design that's not easily ruined.

25 January 2010

why did they change the name from corolla (worlds best selling car) to auris (sounds like a pharmaceutical drug)

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25 January 2010

They've facelifted the Auris. That's an Auris? Ye Gods, I didn't realise they'd replaced the Corolla.

It's a good job they used to keep saying that "The car in front is a Toyota" or else you'd forget.

I really hope that new bloke gets cracking on injecting some life into things and that it doesn't take him as long to deliver product as the LF-A took.

25 January 2010

It looks classy, and it hasn't dated as much as the Cee'd for instance. Perhaps the next all-new Auris will be a bit more exciting, though.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

25 January 2010

Wonder if there'll be any pics of the new interior..

25 January 2010

[quote kcrally]why did they change the name from corolla (worlds best selling car) to auris [/quote]

Shouldn't that be "the name used on the largest number of car derivatives and versions" ?

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