Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Toyota Auris SR revealed in UK

Toyota has revealed to the U.K. the new Toyota Auris SR as a follow up to the Auris SR180. Running on either a 1.6 liter dual VVT-i petrol engine or a 2.0 liter D-4D 130 diesel, Toyota is trying to push the Auris on customers looking for a sporty, small family car that is not a VW Golf. The new models should help Toyota meet their target of having the one-year-old Auris represent about a third of their total sales in the U.K.

Rolling around on 17-inch alloys, Toyota has given the SR more sports-minded styling cues to further distinguish this from the SR180. The car comes with a lowered sports suspension and a rear spoiler. Also included are nine airbags in case you push the SR a little too much. Climate control, leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, fog lights, and a six-speaker sound system are some of the features standard on this car.

Toyota introduced the updated Auris TR in addition to the new Auris SR. The TR now includes dual zone airco so perfect temperature can be achieved by both passenger and driver. The facelift includes 16-inch alloys, blue seat trim, with chrome detailing at the rear. The TR has the same airbags and sound system as the SR. Engine options for the TR include 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter VVT-i petrol engines, and a 2.0 D-4D 130 diesel. MultiMode transmission comes optional on this car.

The new Toyota Auris SR comes as a three- or five-door starting at £14,495. The "revised" Toyota Auris TR three-door begins at £12,995

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