On March 3rd, Toyota finally showed the world their new-look Auris and Avensis, in the meantime revealing a brand new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that will be included with the Auris later this year. The brand also presented the new Mirai fuel cell vehicle, a car, which they claim, represents ‘a turning point in automotive history.’
The New Toyota Auris
Toyota clearly have a larger demographic of consumers in mind for the new Toyota Auris. The range has been significantly revised, whilst the engine choices on offer have also been rethought. A 1.6-litre D-4D diesel has been introduced into the line-up, along with the aforementioned 1.2-litre turbo petrol, while the previous 1.4 D-4D unit has been enhanced so that emissions and fuel economy has been improved.
The 2015 Toyota Auris is still available in three power trains – petrol, diesel and hybrid – which continues to make the car an originality in its class. The Toyota Auris Hybrid is smoother than last time around, more refined, and also picks up points for improved reliability. Moreover, it comes with a very efficient Toyota system that allows it to be considered a mainstream, as opposed to niche choice.
Whichever new Toyota Auris power train buyers are looking at, they are all now Euro 6 compliant, while each variant benefits from revisions both inside and out. There is more sensory quality inside the cabins, including top quality finishes and trims. In terms of drivability, each car benefits from modified steering, handling and suspension setups.
The New Toyota Avensis
As usual, there are two Toyota Avensis models available for 2015, a Saloon and Touring Sports. The car is targeted towards private buyers who are looking to add a bit more luxury and prestige to their on-road lives. Each model has benefited from improvements to the styling, the equipment on offer, safety, sensory quality, as well as drivability and running costs.
The exterior has also been refreshed, with the implementation of LED lamp technology one of the more eye-catching changes. The cabin has also been given a makeover, with more quality throughout. There are also more – and new – colour-ways this time around, whilst the Toyota Safety Sense package has been added to the range.
New equipment includes an 8” multimedia screen, as well as other forward-thinking technologies for any gadget aficionados. Like its Auris stalemate, the 2015 Toyota Avensis is now Euro 6 compliant, and comes with two brand new D-4D diesel engines.
The Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle
The new Toyota Mirai, a car that has already come with a wealth of tag lines from the brand, including “show your support for the hydrogen fuel movement by leaving your mark,” is not expected to be launched in the UK until September this year.
The car is a ground breaking hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which, technically, began proper development back in 1992 when Toyota first conceived the concept of FCV technology. Coming with a power density output of 3.0 kW/L, it was unveiled two years ago at the Tokyo Motor Show. More details are expected later this year.
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