Monday, September 3, 2012

Latest Car News and Updates - The new Toyota Auris 2013


The new Toyota Auris 2013 comes in a few trim levels, with the most efficient package being the 1.5-liter model with Super CVT-i transmission and optional Toyota Stop & Start idling-stop function for 19.2 kilometers per liter (45 miles per gallon) on the lenient JC08 test cycle. 


The Auris is being released in the Japanese and European markets and the two markets have their own set of engines. The 150X trim level in the Japanese market comes with a 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE engine and a Super CVT-i transmission. This engine pumps out 107 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 103 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm. This engine gets 18.2 km/L (42.81 mpg) in its base format. With the optional stop-and-start system, this engine jumps up to 19.2 km/L (45.16 mpg). The 150X is available in front- or four-wheel drive.


The JDM Auris 180G and RS will come with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder 2ZR-FAE engine that boasts 147 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 132 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 180G model comes with the Super CVT-i transmission, but the RS comes with a more suitable 6-speed manual transmission. This engine gets slightly lower gas mileage than the 1.5-liter engine, at 16 km/L (37.63 mpg).


All the Auris models feature an omni-directional compatibility body structure that minimizes body deformation even in collisions with larger vehicles. impact-absorbing hoods and bumpers that serve to minimize injuries afflicted on pedestrians in the event of a collision. On the style front, the new Auris is 55 mm (2.16 inches) lower, 30 mm (1.18 inches) longer and has new bumper openings for improved aerodynamics. 

An RS trim line in the 1.8-liter model offers seats with exclusive red stitching and an optional panoramic roof window. The Auris will start $21,515 U.S. Toyota says it expects to sell 2,000 Auris models a month in Japan.

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