Toyota Auris Touring Sports: pricing and specifications

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The British-built Toyota Auris Touring Sports will cost from £16,045 when it goes on sale this summer.

The practical estate car will offer a wide choice of engines, including one diesel and two petrols. It’s also the first model in its class to offer a full-hybrid petrol electric powertrain, which delivers class leading CO2 emissions of 85g/km.

Auris Touring Sports is built exclusively by Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) at its factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire, alongside Auris hatchback and Avensis models.

Entry-level Toyota Auris Touring Sports Active models will cost from £16,045, offering drivers the choice of a 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol engine or a 1.4 D-4D diesel. Both cars are fitted with a six-speed manual transmission, while standard equipment includes roof rails, 15” steel wheels, follow me home headlamps, automatic single-zone air conditioning, seven airbags, vehicle stability control and hill start assist control.

Next up is the £18,745 Toyota Auris Touring Sports Icon. The full range of engines is available with the Icon, including the 1.8-litre petrol electric hybrid. A 1.6-litre Valvematic petrol is also offered, with a choice of six-speed manual or Multidrive S continuously variable transmission. Standard specification includes 16” alloy wheels (15” alloy wheels on hybrid), front fog lamps, double level boot floor and storable tonneau cover, Toyota Touch touchscreen entertainment system, including Bluetooth connectivity, DAB Radio and a rear view camera.

Toyota Touch and Go satellite navigation is available on Icon, Sport and Excel, and is priced at £650.

Toyota’s Intelligent Park Assist system is available as an option for Icon and Sport grades, priced at £350.

A ‘Skyview’ panoramic roof is also available on Excel models, priced at £550.

For more details on the range, please see the tables at the foot of this page.

Auris Touring Sports design and packaging

Auris Touring Sports has the same 2,600mm wheelbase and 10.4m turning circle as its sister hatchback, but is 285mm longer overall – all dedicated to the extended loadspace.
With the rear seats in place the load area is 1,115mm long and 1,452mm wide, giving a capacity of 530 litres. With the rear seats folded the length increases to 2,047mm; with loadspace height up to 890mm, the maximum capacity is a class-leading 1,658 litres.

As well as being more spacious than its rivals, Auris Touring Sports offers better functionality, too. It offers Toyota’s unmatched one-touch Easy-Flat folding rear seat system, a dual-level loadspace floor and a two-way tonneau cover (standard on Icon, Sport and Excel grades), a roller-type luggage net, shopping bag hooks, aluminium roof rails and a 12V power outlet in the boot.

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As witnessed in the new Auris hatchback, the strong and distinctive exterior design maximises the aerodynamic benefits that come with the model’s lower overall height and the dynamic improvements offered by its lower centre of gravity.

It shares the same front-end look as the hatch, displaying key elements from Toyota’s new design language with focus on emphasising the car’s width and low stance in the shape and arrangement of the lower grille, front bumper and fog lights, together with a keen-edged look created by the narrower upper grille and headlamp units.

In profile it also shares the hatchback’s steeply raked windscreen, which flows into an extended roofline with aluminium roof rails and an integral rear spoiler. Some versions of  Auris Touring Sports will be available with a Skyview panoramic roof; measuring 1,553 by 960mm, it is one of the largest in its class and increases the sense of light and space in the new interior.

The extended three-panel side glazing is emphasised by blacked out pillars, with a piano-black finish to the central B-pillar. The effect is underscored by a chrome trim above the powerful crease along the car’s rising beltline.

At the rear there is new a bumper and tailgate design, with the loadspace sill set 100mm lower than on the hatchback, and a ‘floating’ chrome-finished spoiler. As on the hatchback models, the design of the rear lamp units reinforces the shape of the rear wing, as well as the new D-pillar design and rear screen.

Auris Touring Sports driving performance

Auris Touring Sports reinforces Toyota’s commitment to improving the dynamic abilities of its vehicles to give customers a more engaging driving experience. To this end, it carries forward all the improvements made in the new Auris hatchback.
These include a more rigid bodyshell, a lower centre of gravity, improved suspension and steering, a better driving position and improved NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) performance.

It will be available in the UK with the same powertrain options as the hatch: 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i and 1.6-litre Valvematic petrol units; the 1.4-litre D-4D diesel; and full hybrid – a first in the compact estate car market.

The full hybrid’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system features a 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine and an electric motor, giving a maximum power output of 134bhp/100kW. This enables 0-62mph acceleration in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 112mph.

Conversely the hybrid’s CO2 emissions are a class-leading 85g/km; indeed emissions performance across the range is highly competitive with the 1.33 and 1.6 petrol units rated at 127 and 139g/km respectively and the 1.4 D-4D diesel at 109g/km.

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Pricing details

MODELPOWERTRAINTRANSMISSIONOTR PRICE
Active Touring Sports1.33 VVT-i6MT£16,045
Active Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£17,395
Icon Touring Sports1.33 VVT-i6MT£18,745
Icon Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£20,095
Icon Touring Sports1.6 V-Matic6MT£19,095
Icon Touring Sports1.6 V-MaticAuto (CVT)£20,095
Icon Touring Sports1.8 VVT-iAuto (CVT)£21,745
Icon plus Touring Sports1.33 VVT-i6MT£19,545
Icon plus Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£20,895
Icon plus Touring Sports1.6 V-Matic6MT£19,895
Icon plus Touring Sports1.6 V-MaticAuto (CVT)£20,895
Icon plus Touring Sports1.8 VVT-iAuto (CVT)£22,645
Excel Touring Sports1.4 D-4D6MT£22,595
Excel Touring Sports1.6 V-Matic6MT£21,350
Excel Touring Sports1.6 V-MaticAuto (CVT)£22,350
Excel Touring Sports1.8 VVT-iAuto (CVT)£23,990

150 comments

  1. Hi Jernej,
    Interior photos are expected to be available nearer to the launch of the new Auris Touring Sports in the summer. In the meantime, as this post suggests, the boot dimensions are as follows:
    With the rear seats in place the load area is 1,115mm long and 1,452mm wide, giving a capacity of 530 litres. With the rear seats folded the length increases to 2,047mm; with loadspace height up to 890mm, the maximum capacity is a class-leading 1,658 litres.
    We will continue to provide new model updates as they are released, so please do keep a check back here on the Toyota Blog.
    Many thanks.

  2. I think it looks great (although does look a little like the hyundai i40 estate from the back).

    Keep up the good work Toyota. Love the new design language.

  3. I understand that you’re giving as much information as you can (or have) and all I’m doing is pushing for more 🙂 and hoping you’re pushing someone that can provide the photos. And I do thank you for being pretty much the only source of information on the new tourer so far.

    I am genuinely very interested in buying this car (size/fuel economy/price fit the criteria nicely) however there are certain must haves that I can’t go without when considering a new car as well as certain compromises I might be willing to accept to stay with Toyota (but brand loyalty is a very small factor in my decision).

    As stated in some other comment… I really, really want a hole through the back seats to transport skis (I keep them in the car permanently all winter) and I desperately want cruise control on a diesel engine. Both of these features are likely a deal breaker for me.

    So far it’s not looking that great as I haven’t seen or read any mention of the hole and the 1.4 D4D lacks the cruise control (which for some strange reason only comes at the top spec level anyway). At least we have the option of a 2.0 D4D version over here so there’s still some light at the end of the tunnel.

    Since these things are probably just a matter of a few lines of code I honestly don’t know what Toyota is thinking for not providing cruise control on the 1.4. With mandatory DPF filters you’d be a fool to buy a diesel car for city driving and short journeys while long journeys can be a pain without the CC.

    Thanks again and please change some engineering/sales minds 🙂

    1. Hi Jernej,
      You can now find full specification and pricing for the new Auris Touring Sports here: http://ow.ly/hWO2S. This includes a video showing the vehicle interior and boot space.
      We hope this helps.

  4. Hi Jernej,
    Thank you for your interest in this exciting new model!
    We will be able to reveal pricing and specifications shortly so please do keep a check back here on the Toyota Blog.
    To help with your questions in the meantime:
    – We have passed on your feedback regarding interior imagery, particularly of the boot space. Unfortunately, these are not currently available, but as soon as we are provided with further imagery, we will be sure to provide an update.
    – Unfortunately, there will not be a hole in the back seats. However, there will be roof rails as standard and easy flat 60:40 split/folding rear seats, which will assist with storage.
    – The 1.4 D-4D is a transmission available with the Excel grade. This grade will feature Cruise Control as standard.
    As we suggest, we will update you with further details shortly.
    Many thanks.

    1. Hi Jernej,
      We have unfortunately since found out that Cruise Control is not available on the 1.4 Diesel engine.
      We are sorry for the miscommunication here and we do hope you like the full specification, pricing and interior video now they are available.
      Many thanks.

    1. Hi Michael,
      The Auris Touring Sports will come with the Tyre Repair Kit as standard. This is quickly becoming a standard on many models across the market and soon we’ll be releasing a ‘how to’ video showing the benefits of using a TRK. We’ll naturally post this on the blog once we’ve got our hands on it!
      Many thanks.

      1. As with most potential owners of the new RAV4, I never have and never will purchase a car that does not come with a spare / tempory wheel. Sorry Toyota but you have lost me as a customer. Those tire repair kits are terrible, they ruin the tire, and you can’t get a simple puncture repaired as the tyre repair companies wont / can’t repair them, as has happened twice to a friend who had to fork out £170 per tyre each time.

      2. Hi Michael,
        We are sorry to hear this.
        The Auris Touring Sports features a double floor to increase boot capacity. As a result, the boot is unable to accommodate a full sized spare or temporary wheel and so a Tyre Repair Kit is standard.
        We do hope the materials available next week will help show the benefits of this alternative.
        Thank you for your interest and apologies once again for your disappointment here.

  5. This seems to be the general cencus when it comes to the TRK. The tyre being damaged was the case, however, with recent advances in the compound which is used by Toyota, the “foam” does not damage the tyre and if it is repairable then it will be repaired. I have found this from a recent experience myself. Don’t rule them out yet, as Oliwer said its starting to become a Market standard, meaning not just Toyota are taking this approach.

  6. Hi Amy, i`ve been looking at your responses to various questions, and i would like to ask if there is a boot well in auris estate hybrid to accomodate a spare wheel,my present car, lexus ct200h does have a well but no spare is supplied, gunk is, but none of the tyre fitters in n. yorks. will repair them as the goo contaminates there work areas thus creating a health @ safety hazard.
    By the way, i requested a spare wheel for my lexus on purchase 6 months ago, and i`m still waiting. this car is GOING.

    1. Hello Finchley,
      We’d recommend speaking with a Toyota Dealer with regards to potential spare wheel options for the Auris Touring Sports.
      We’re sorry that you’re still waiting to hear about a spare for your Lexus. In this instance, please speak directly with Lexus Customer Relations who’ll happily help and follow up with you, here’s the link: http://ow.ly/ij9Vs.
      Many thanks and kind regards.

    2. Hi all,
      Just had a flat, filled it with gunk to continue journey, via tyre repair shop.
      Guess what, £800. bill.
      Buyer beware no spare will cost more than having a spare.

      1. Hi,
        Thank you for taking the time to contact us.
        This does sound a lot, however before we pass comment we would like to find out a little bit more. If you could send us your contact details, vehicle model/reg and a break down of the cost we would like to get a better understanding of the situation. Please contact us via email to: toyota.contact@tgb.toyota.co.uk.
        Many thanks.

  7. I am interested in buying two estates but will not unless a spare wheel of some description is available and having had experience of the repair kit would not have one. Try ruining a tyre on the French motorways and try getting a replacement when your French is limited and in the UK at night. Have a puncture at 70mph and by the time you slow down safely the tyre is ruined and no repair kit in the world will be any good. Loose a little boot space and put at least a spacesaver in for our peace of mind.

  8. Hi Roy,
    We will try and help you with regards to sourcing a spare wheel / space saver. Our recommendation would be to speak directly with your Dealer as they’ll be best placed to help. There are potential problems with fitting spares, for example we must comply with regulations to safely secure a spare wheel into the car. Those vehicles that are designed without a designated space can sometimes not fit a spare safely.
    Again, have a conversation with your Dealer, they may well be able to help you out with this. Here’s the link to find your nearest Dealer: http://ow.ly/imWJM.
    Best wishes.

    1. Help the dealers by telling them what will fit the car and the space available as they have not got the cars to try anything in. The manufacturer need to take the lead in this matter and give the customer the alternatives that are available.

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