2015 Toyota Auris gets a new look at the front
It's the latest Toyota to go undergo a refresh
2015 Toyota Auris changes apply to both hatch and estate
2015 Toyota Auris cabin is refreshed as well
The refreshed 2015 Toyota Auris gets a refreshed look and two new engines as part of its mid-life facelift.
The small family car gets a significant update to the front end with a new grille, redesigned headlights and a reshaped lower bumper.
At the side, the car appears slightly longer thanks to larger overhangs, while the rear is also restyled, with a more muscular bumper, relocated lights that now feature LEDs and a new chrome strip across the back.
Inside it gets a redesigned dashboard, with Toyota saying the lighting has been more cleanly integrated, and a more consistent shape and finish to the materials. Several details have been redesigned around the cabin, but the most notable addition is a new 4.2in touchscreen on the Hybrid model and higher grade trims.
Toyota has also made upgrades to the Auris's suspension and steering to improve the car's ride and handling, while several changes have been made to reduce the level of noise that makes its way into the cabin.
Full UK specifications will be announced closer to the car's UK launch, but two new grades, named Business Edition and Design, feature, as well as Toyota's Safety Sense Pack. This brings elements like a pre-collision system, lane departure system, automatic high beam lights and road sign assist.
The Auris gets two new engines as part of its facelift, with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel joining the range.
The 114bhp 1.2-litre is claimed to offer a similar level of performance to a 1.6-litre petrol, and gets from 0-62mph in 10.1 seconds and has a top speed of 104mph. It has a claimed fuel economy of 60.1mpg and emissions of 109g/km. The automatic Multidrive S gearbox improves this to 61.4mpg and 106g/km.
The new diesel is a 1.6-litre D-4D unit and replaces a 2.0-litre version in some markets. It is a 110bhp unit and manages 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds and has a 118mph top speed. CO2 emissions are 104g/km, while the official fuel economy is 68.9mpg. Toyota has also extgended the servicing intervals on this engine.
The 1.4-litre diesel has also been upgraded to meet Euro 6 emissions regulations, while CO2 output has dropped from 99g/km to 89g/km.
The hybrid model remains unchanged, and is the lowest emitting model with CO2 emissions of 84g/km. Officials revealed that across Europe, the Auris Hybrid accounts for 50% of sales, and 64% of Auris Touring sales. The Auris had a 5.9% share of the B-segment market in 2014, up from 3.5% in 2012.
Prices have not yet been revealed, though are not expected to rise dramatically over the current version, which starts at £14,945 and goes up to £23,990.
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