Friday, April 10, 2015

Toyota Auris - Second Generation 2016 Facelift

2016 Toyota Auris

It's been three years since the second generation Toyota Auris arrived on the market since the summer of 2012 and for this 2016 update of the current-generation model, the new Auris had never looked so keen and there's more because for the first time, the facelifted second-generation Auris will now be available in the US as the Scion iM very soon just as we expected from the New York Auto Show.

2016 Toyota Auris
The biggest change, apart from its keen exterior look and the updated interior, is the implementation of Toyota's first ever 1.2L D-4T engine codenamed 8NR-FTS. This is the first turbocharged Toyota ever made since the Caldina discontinued in 2007 and this engine develops 116PS of power output, 185Nm of torque output, and when mated with the Super CVT-i gearbox, fuel economy is around 19.4km/L.

Of course, the other two engines; the 1NZ-FE engine and the high-performance 2ZR-FAE engine, were carried and while most of them are equipped with the Super CVT-i, the RS model of the Auris comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

2016 Toyota Auris interior

2016 Toyota Auris

Aside from the new turbo engine, the 2016 Auris is the first Toyota to come with the brand new Toyota Safety Sense C. Because safety is their top priority for Toyota, the Toyota Safety Sense C on the 2016 Auris comes with three features such as a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and the Automatic High Beam function.

The Pre-Collision System uses a camera and a laser radar to scan incoming vehicles on the driver's twelves. When detected, it alerts the driver to brake with an audio and visual alert. Next, the Lane Departure Alert uses a camera to detect white and yellow lane markings. And lastly, the Automatic High Beam detects oncoming vehicle's headlights and the taillights of cars in front, allowing its headlamps to be automatically switched between high beam and low beam. Now you know.

The 2016 Auris starts from 1,789,855 Yen for the base 150X "C Package" up to 2,590,037 Yen for the turbocharged 120T model.

Available colors: White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Black Mica, Red Mica Metallic, Orange Metallic, Citrus Mica Metallic, and Blue Metallic.

Photo: Toyota Motor Corporation

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