Toyota Auris (2007–2013)

Model History

February 2006

Toyota announces new 'Auris' name

Replaces Corolla after 40 years but called Netz in Japan. Same family look as Aygo and Hilux. Designed and built in Europe. 4,220mm long x 1,760mm wide x 1,515mm high with 2,600mm wheelbase.

Inside-out design approach maximises usable interior space. Three and five-door hatchback body styles. Launched with two petrol and three diesel engines, including new 1.6-litre petrol with Dual VVT-i. UK sales from February 2007 (3-dr and T180 from April 2007).

Sculpted console forms a bridge raising the gear lever and other controls to the perfect ergonomic height. New 1.6-litre petrol engine uses dual VVT-i valve timing system for highly efficient combustion, raising fuel efficiency and increasing power. 2.0-litre D-4D 130 engine has a power output of 124bhp and was first utilised in the 2007 Avensis, launched a few months ago.

The 2.2 D-4D 180 is equipped with Toyotas unique D-CAT clean diesel technology, which simultaneously reduces nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate emissions.

Wide choice of gearboxes, including a six-speed manual standard on the 2.0 D-4D 130 and 2.2 D-4D 180. MultiMode system with paddle shift controls available as an option on the 1.4 D-4D 90 and 1.6 Dual VVT-i engines.

  • 1.4 VVT-i 96/97 bhp @ 6,000, 130Nm @ 4,400, 106mph, 0-60 12.7
  • 1.6 Dual VVT-i 122/124 bhp @ 6,000, 157Nm @ 5,200, 118mph, 0-60 10.1 (11.8MM)
  • 1.4 D-4D 90 89/90 bhp @ 3,800, 190Nm @ 1,800-3,000, 109mph, 0-60 11.7 (14.4MM)
  • 2.0 D-4D 130 124/126 bhp @ 3,600, 300Nm @ 2,000-2,800, 121mph, 0-60 10.0
  • 2.2 D-4D 180 175/177 @ 3,600, 400Nm @ 2,000-2,500, 130mph, 0-60 7.8


01-04-2007: Flagship five door T180 diesel on sale at £18,795. Both Group 13 insurance. Three door models also launched at £500 less than equivalent five door. Emissions of 2.0 D-4D 130 reduced from 151g/km to 149g/km in March 2007 to move it from Band D to Band C and save £40 VED a year.

December 2007

New sports-focused Toyota Auris SR180 flagship model announced for delivery January 2008. Toyota Motorsport lowered suspension and rear spoiler. Dark-tinted rear privacy glass. 17-inch alloy wheels. 175bhp 2.2 D-4D engine gives 0 to 60mph acceleration in 7.8 seconds. On sale on 1 January 2008. Prices £17,995 (three-door) and £18,495 (five-door).

New SR models powered by the 1.6 Dual VVT-i petrol and 2.0 D-4D 130 diesel engines. Have lowered sports suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, both from Toyota Motorsport. Other stand-out features include a Toyota Motorsport rear spoiler and dark-tinted privacy glass items shared with the SR180. Also have nine airbags, climate control air conditioning, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, front fog lamps, six-speaker sound system and body colour-matched door handles and mirrors.

New Auris TR has automatic dual zone air conditioning. Touch-of-a-dial control of left and right-side cabin temperatures tops the bill in a series of new features for the TR grade. Five-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, distinctive blue interior seat trim and chrome rear trim detailing. Like the new SR (above), the specification also includes nine airbags, front fog lamps, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, six-speaker sound system and body colour-matched door handles and mirrors. TR available with 1.4 and 1.6 VVT-i petrol and 2.0 D-4D 130 diesel engines. Optional MultiMode transmission is available with the 1.6 unit.

November 2008

All-new 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine with Stop&Start introduced in Toyota Auris Developed with Toyota Optimal Drive, Toyotas comprehensive technology for achieving optimum engine efficiency, fuel economy and reduced emissions with no compromise in driving pleasure 17 per cent lower CO2 emissions (135g/km) and 19 per cent improvement in fuel consumption (48.7mpg combined cycle) compared to previous 1.4-litre VVT-i unit Stop& Start enables quiet, automatic engine stop and re-start when vehicle is stationary and in neutral. Compact and lightweight new 100bhp (101 DIN hp) 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i engine, to be built at TMUK plant in Deeside, North Wales. New six-speed manual transmission. On sale November 2008, on-the-road prices from £12,705 (T2 three-door).

April 2009

Toyota Auris revised for 2009 with new Toyota Optimal Drive powertrains. Introduction to range of new 1.6-litre Valvematic petrol engine with nine per cent better fuel economy, eight per cent lower CO2 emissions, but six per cent more power compared to previous 1.6 VVT-i unit. 1.4 and 2.0 D-4D and 2.2 D-CAT 180 engines revised for more torque, lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) added to 2.0 D-4D engine, bringing emissions in line with Euro 5 standards. New six-speed manual and MultiMode transmissions. Revised grade structure with four trim levels T2, TR, T Spirit and SR180. On sale from 18-4-2009, prices from £12,900 on the road.

July 2009

Toyota to manufacture full hybrid Auris in the United KingdomToyota Motor Europe (TME) today announced plans to manufacture a full hybrid version of its C-segment hatchback, Auris, at its UK-based facility in Burnaston, Derbyshire. Production of Toyotas first European-built full hybrid will kick-off at Toyota Motor
Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (TMUK) in mid-2010. Engines will be produced at TMUK's facility in Deeside, North Wales.

September 2009

Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept launched at September 2009 Frankfurt Motor show, introducing Toyotas full hybrid technology to a mainstream model, and the first step in the deployment of 'Hybrid Synergy Drive' across the companys model range. Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, shared with latest generation Prius. Sub-100g/km CO2 emissions, class-leading combined cycle fuel consumption and 0-62mph acceleration in around 10 seconds. Detailed exterior styling changes to improve aerodynamic performance. Extension of on-board solar power technology. Auris HSD Full Hybrid production model to be built at TMUKs Burnaston factory. Sales scheduled to start during second half of 2010. Full Hybrid means the car can be driven on petrol engine alone, electric motor alone or combination of both. Not all hybrids can do this.

March 2010

Announced that Auris HSD delivers emissions of just 89g/km and official combined cycle fuel consumption of 74.3mpg. Thanks to its full hybrid technology, Auris HSD can be driven in EV (electric vehicle) mode, powered by its electric motor alone for up to 1.2 miles (2.0km) at speeds up to about (50kph) when operating in EV mode, generating zero CO2 and NOx emissions.

May 2010

Auris Hybrid is offered in the UK in two specification grades, T4 and T Spirit. T4 models can be specified with 15 or optional 17-inch wheels, with the larger rims standard on the T Spirit version. The choice of wheel size has a slight effect on emissions and fuel consumption. 15-inch wheels 89g/km and 74.3mpg; 17-inch wheels 93g/km and 70.6mpg.

Key features of the standard T4include: -

  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Six-speaker audio with CD, radio, MP3 file player
  • USB and Aux-in connection
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Electric, heated door mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • LED running lights
  • Colour-matched door handles and mirrors
  • Push-button start
  • Seven airbags, including driver’s knee airbag
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

T Spirit grade adds the following items: -

  • Leather and Alcantara upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth
  • Dusk-sensing headlamps
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • Smart Entry and Start
  • Auto-dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Rear view camera display in rear view mirror

A Navigation Pack is available, providing satellite navigation, rear camera and rear parking sensors. Bluetooth, with steering wheel controls, is also offered as an option for the T4. The Auris Hybrid T4model costs £18,950 on-the-road and the T Spirit model costs £20,700. An optional Navigation Pack, providing satellite navigation, rear camera and rear parking sensors, costs £1,200, and Bluetooth can be specified for the T4version for £285

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