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Is 2019 the Year of Toyota Auris?

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Toyota Auris 2019

Zippy handling and decent fuel economy make it an incredible mini-sports sedan out there in the market

Of all the things a man wants in his life, a car that holds all the bells and whistles is a must- no ifs, and or buts about it. Be that as it may, there are so many things to look for while shopping around for a nice and enthusiastic car. Every type of car is available in the market these days to cater to the needs of almost every kind of buyer. If we spend a moment just giving a look-see to the most reliable automakers of the globe, Toyota tops the list.

Toyota is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturing brand and is renowned for the durability of its vehicles from the decades and that’s the same thing it has been in limelight for. The most exciting thing about the Japan-based brand is that only 1 in Toyota’s 171 engines suffer a setback.

This is a far better performance than most of the engine makers in the world. Every single vehicle made by Toyota is a masterpiece in terms of class and durability, but Toyota Auris is a flagship model of Toyota both in terms of customer’s satisfaction and sales. In this post, we are going to talk about the latest Toyota Auris and see how it’s changing the ways people shop around for cars. Without further ado, let’s get on with this:

Engine and gearbox

Out of all the engines the 2019 Toyota Auris is equipped with, the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol is our pick that offers both 113bhp and 136lb ft.

With this engine under the bonnet, the brand new Auris feels just as nimble as most similarly-engined competitors and will outdo the Ford Focus 1.0 125 Eco boost. There’s enough low-rev thrust to make the Auris super fun to drive down the town, and it’s still wild enough to allow you to put up with the traffic on the motorway. As far as the gearbox is taken into account, the new Auris is equipped with a smooth-running six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.

The Toyota Auris 1.4-litre diesel engine (109bhp and 199lb ft of peak twist) is little insipid when compared to the aforementioned petrol engine. Although it’s not way behind the 1.2-litre petrol in thoroughgoing pace, it isn’t as vigorous as we expect from diesel to be, so you’ll have to change down gear or two quite a lot of times at higher pace if you want competent acceleration. However, it pulls flawlessly from low revs.

If you love to drive in town most of the times, then you’ll witness the hybrid is sturdy enough to keep the things get going. Thanks to the additional boost right from its electric motor, the Auris is excitingly quick off the line as well. The more pace it gets on the road, the less performance you are likely to get. For this reason, we won’t say that overtaking or accelerating on motorways or A-roads is the strong point.

That being the case, the hybrid Auris will tootle around quite happily at greater speeds. Both the 1.3-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel are dull performers, so there’s no point considering any of them unless you have bucks to grab a more powerful alternative.

Driving position and dashboard

For a decent driving position, comfortable seat is indispensable, and the latest Auris has just that. The cushions are solid enough to be protective, but without feeling too rigid. Seat height adjustment is standard on all Auris, but you would be standing in the need of Business Edition or range-topping Excel to get adaptable lumbar support; it’s not obtainable with other trim levels. The switches are within earshot of driver and steering-wheel scaled infotainment controls are standard on all the models to help uphold your focus on the road ahead.

The only misfit is if you have a non-hybrid Auris with hot up seats. If you do, the switches for the seats will stick behind a panel on the centre console, which you have to unlock every single time you want to examine or tune the heat settings. The controls in hybrid models too are at unevenly the same point, but they’re not enclosed in a panel, so are much easier to access. An adjustable centre armrest is also there behind the manual gear-lever to rest your left elbow on. Overall, everything is just right in the blockhole, bang on.

Sat nav and infotainment

Entry-level Active versions are equipped with a USB and aux-in sockets, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and a CD player. Be that as it may, you need to go for Icon (the next trim level up) in order to get your hands on a 7.0 inches touchscreen system that also comprises a DAB radio and Bluetooth. If you go for Business Edition and upwards, this system includes sat-nav as well. The driver will take some time to make himself well-acquainted with the touchscreen systems’ menus. However, the most common tasks such as pairing a phone or placing an address in the sat-nav require very little technical know-how. The screen is sometimes little slow to make a response to your inputs which is really knackering and can take too much of your focus away from driving. Some of the top rivals like Skoda Octavia and VW Golf outperform Toyota Auris in responsiveness and ease of use of systems.

Size and Boot space

The 2019 Auris is actually a little greater than its forerunner. Its length is expended by 40mm (1.57 inches). Almost all of the additional length goes into the wheelbase which gives the Auris a sportier, longer and wagon-like look. Same is the case with the roof at 25mm (0.98 inches) while the cowl height has been reduced by 47mm (1.85 inches).

There is no denying the fact that Auris has got a useful boot space (360 litres) but it’s still smaller than what you get in a Nissan Pulsar’s or Volkswagen Golf and is much shorter than the huge Skoda Octavia’s.

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