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. A couple of questions for Toyota employees (I guess marketing people as engineers would be speechless):

    1. I have a new Auris Excell TS (1.6 M) and as far as I can tell from the user manual, this car cannot use snow chains on its 17″ 45 profiled tyres. How are we to get up the Alps in any legal fashion, please?

    2. reading various posts about winter tyres, are you expecting us to remove summer set from our rims, fit winter ones and keep doing that, year after year? Last time I checked with a widely spread rapid fitting outfit, they refuse to mount tyres that are not brand new on any rims. Last time I was up the Alps, a car with winter tyres was just not good enough – chains were needed. Fitting 225/45R17 winter tyres and not being able to fit chains (as the manual suggests) to get through real snow / ice is just not good enough. Discuss.

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Misha,
      The car is homologated and specifications are chosen by TGB to comply with the UK requirements in regards to road and weather conditions. An option could be to check the possibility to install autosock or equivalent. You would have to check that these legally comply with regulations for driving in the Alps. Further to this, there may be other products you could investigate.
      With regards to changing over summer / winter tyres, it is up to the customer to choose when and if to change. Some buy brand new rims to install winter tyres on and then simply change the complete wheels twice a year. But you can also choose to replace the tyres on the existing rims twice a year. Non-Toyota affiliated fitting companies run independently and as such we’re unable to comment about them however, toyota dealers are providing both services.
      Hope this help,s if you’d like some personal assistance, we’d recommend popping into your nearest Toyota Dealer. We are now offering a Tyre Hotel to many Dealers throughout the UK which may be an option to explore.
      Many thanks.

  2. Miha got the same stupid answer quoting homologation as I got before I bought the my HSD EXCEL TS. 17″ wheels are just not suitable for general purpose. The crucify the fuel consumption but Toyota seem more concerned with reporting disatisfaction than fixing the problem. Anyone know what ECO drive level is supposed to tel me?

  3. Thanks to Oliwer Kmiecik for the reply to an earlier post.

    Thank you for letting us know that Toyota dealers would not have a problem with fitting used tyres in a winter/summer exchange and that a tyre hotel service is available. It is really helpful to know that.

    If one is to consider buying a new set of rims for winter tyres, could that set be of a different size (something available as standard on other trims, say on 16″ rims and narrower than 225mm), that may allow snow chains to be fitted (in extreme driving conditions) and still be considered by the insurance industry not to constitute a modification to the original spec of the car? The latter is very important as I know from own experience that once one has to declare a mod of any kind (and wheel change is it), premiums go through the roof, regardless of whether it makes sense or not.

    I think that it would be really useful if different wheel/tyre options (that are homologated for the car, and “standard” for various other trim levels) are shown as “standard options” so that when asked by an insurer about modifications, one can truthfully answer that the car has not been modified from its “standard” spec.

    I see that many people choose Excell trim for all other features other than the 17″ wheels and low profile tyres. It would therefore be quite a winning proposition for Toyota, to have (ideally a no cost) option(s) of all homologated combinations – let customers choose wheel size independently of the other features. Toyota could even do a customer survey on the matter – they know who bought Excell trim cars – ask them whether they would have insisted on having 17″ rims if 16″ were also available, for example. A simple question. I know that people can change wheels, but the issue about the insurance then again comes to the surface.

    Apologies for a long post.

  4. From very bitter experience I can answer the wheel /tyre question. Toyota GB stopped one dealer providing an Excel on 16″ wheels. When I found a dealer willing to swap the 17″ to 16″ wheels I got a phone call telling me “Toyota do not provide bespoke cars and the Excel is not homologated for smaller wheels”. At this point I nearly cancelled the order. Two days before the delivery I transferred my insurance from my Prius to the Auris Excel HSD. When I told the insurance company I was considering 16″ wheels instead of 17″ I was refused by one and told they they would have to load the premium by another. The car came on the most uneconomical 17″ Dunlops. Current fuel Average Consumption 48 mpg. My Prius average was 55.8.
    Ilike the Excel trim, body shape, HSD, comfort and most features. The build quality is better than my Lexus IS200 and the cabin better than the Prius but: I had to fit a space saver spare, I am concerned that a 35AH battery may not support being left unused for three weeks, and hate the speedometer (analogue, low contrast,out of eyeline, small, unclear,) and of course LP tyres.
    All of these issues could and should be a simple fix, but Toyota GB are just not interested. You are fighting marketing people who can hide lack of sales behind assertions of customer demand.
    As an aside I have read 4 road reports from UK motoring journalists. All reported on the ICON trim but the supporting pictures were of an Excel, and all gave very negative reports, none found the PWR Mode.

  5. I agree with comments regretting that in choosing the Tourer Excel option one is forced to have the low profile tyres on 17″ wheels. And again it nearly lost them the order – my home area is littered with speed bumps. Quite unnecessary since economy, ride and tyre wear are compromised although fortunately the new Auris suspension is compliant enough to absorb some harshness. I am also disappointed that Dunlop 17″ tyres were fitted as these are known to be relatively noisy on many road surface, but will have to wait until they wear out before replacing with quieter tyres.
    Major considerations for those of us buying these cars will be ride, economy and noise – not ‘sporty’ low profile wheels.
    It is otherwise a good car and am getting around 55 mpg without making effort to drive for economy. The Touch & Go Sat Nav is disappointingly quirky by modern standards – some missing post codes (including my home address) which have always been in my 9 year old Tom Tom and it tends to instruct to turn left then right on some established roundabouts!…needs a free Toyota update?!

    1. Hi Garth
      Thanks for your post and feedback regarding your Auris Touring Sports.
      We will pass back to our product team, your comments in relation to the choice of tyre for consideration during future product reviews. We have also noted your comments regarding the satnav and our customer relations team can be contacted via the attached link to help with any concerns.
      https://mag.toyota.co.uk/how-to-contact-toyota-uk
      Hope this helps.

  6. I can not find any information in the manual about “deadlocking”. I have found that if I “double tap” either the handle or the key button I can hear a second lock come home. This would appear to deadlock the drivers door. Does this deadlock all doors? Can it be programmed to deadlock with a single tap? or after a set period of time?

    1. Hi Ian
      Thanks for your post.
      If you are referring to double locking the doors then we do make reference to this on page 110 and 111 of the owners manual. If this is not the case do please let us know.

      1. You must have a different manual mine is Publication OM12G18E. Auris Hybrid Touring Sports
        Page 110 is the instrument cluster. 111 Energy monitor.

      2. Further to last post I have found a ref to Double Locking on page 93 for RHD cars only but I have no stickers and looked for it under Section 3.2. It is nice to have but I thought all new cars had this, I am sure my old Lexus IS200 “deadlocked”. What happens if its Double Locked and the battery goes flat?

      3. Hi Ian
        Thanks for your post.
        Sorry about the variation on page numbers. To answer your question though, if the vehicle is double locked and the battery goes flat then a brekadown service would need to be called in these circumstances.

      4. With all the flat, low voltage, battery problems associated with the HSD Auris this is of real concern. The battery is too small to leave the car for more than a couple of weeks. I leave mine in a garage and a cannot get to the under bonnet charge points. If I cannot open the doors or boot there is not a way to charge a flat battery. It cannot be pushed out of the garage.
        If you log on to the Toyota owners club you will see lots of complaints about this vehicle that Toyota customer relations just refuse to acknowledge exist and the battery problem is the major concern.

      5. Hello Ian
        Thank you for your post.
        We are aware of the issue with the 12 volt battery going flat in the Toyota Auris and we have posted the following on our Blog to help and advise owners on how this can be avoided. https://mag.toyota.co.uk/toyota-auris-owners-12-volt-flat-batteries
        One other point to consider that if the car is left many weeks without use then it may be worthwhile looking at a trickle charger to help prevent the battery from going flat.
        Hope this helps clarify but do let us know if you have any other questions.

      6. David
        A trickle charger is of little use when the cars at an airport car park for
        three weeks. I have used an Airflow Battery Conditioner for years on my Prius’s but to
        access the front charge points on the Auris, when in my garage, is not easy and security is a major issue if you need to get inside the boot.
        The problem should have been fixed by now. The simple,
        quick solution is to issue firmware linked to the deadlock that
        shuts down all the superfluous ancillary junk and fit a higher capacity
        battery. It could be made a customer option via Techstream and add value as a “layup feature”
        Regards
        Ian Clark

      7. Thanks for your post and feedback Ian.
        We can confirm that we have reached a solution regarding the battery issue (it involves a software update). We are now in the process of organising the necessary equipment for our UK network. We will keep you posted.

  7. I have on order a Auris excel touring sport 1.6 automatic, due in May 2014,

    i believe there are some spec updates and i would like to know what these are, cheers

    1. Hi George,
      Thanks for your post and for ordering a new Auris with us.
      For a full vehicle specification see here: http://po.st/IZZ7UA
      Upgrades made to you revised Excel grade Auris include:
      – Touch 2 with Go Navigation
      – Tyre pressure monitoring system
      Hope this helps.

    2. Do you know how much a spare wheel and tyre costs. Just purchased touring sport icon plus?
      No kit, no manual very disappointed in Jemca Enfielf

  8. Hello Margaret
    Thanks for your post.
    Sorry to read of the difficulties you have experienced with obtaining information regarding your new Auris Touring Sports. We can confirm that the kit for the spare wheel will cost £170 and we should make clear this is a space saver spare wheel and not full size. The parts dept at Jemca will be able to order this for you. With regard to handbooks these can now be downloaded after registering your car here. my.toyota.eu
    However if you have any problems or need any further help regarding this please let us know and we will be happy to help.

  9. Hi bloggers, I have recently purchased Auris 1.4 diesel from Jemca, Edgware Road, Colindale, extremely disappointed by their deceitful seller tactics and then denying all that was promised.

    I have just got a question about fuel efficiency, my car is meant to do 78mpg but i could only get 38pmg since i purchased. Any idea why that is the case? or is it something the cars functionality?

    Thanks.

    1. Hello Uzair
      Thanks for your post.
      We are sorry to read your comments about Jemca and if you do need to contact our customer relations team then they can be reached here.
      https://mag.toyota.co.uk/how-to-contact-toyota-uk
      To answer your question about your fuel consumption, the figures which we quote in all our marketing materials are derived from a standardised EU test which has to be undertaken by all vehicle manufacturers. It is widely accepted that this test does not represent real world driving conditions and the reason for this test is to provide a level playing field to the customer. It means they are able to compare one vehicle to another on equal terms. To help explain this test further we published the following article.
      https://mag.toyota.co.uk/how-official-fuel-economy-figures-are-calculated
      We hope this helps but of course if you do have any concerns regarding your vehicle performance then your local Toyota dealer would be happy to check this further for you.

    2. Hi, I have Auris 1.6 v-matic excel with smart entry & start system and wondered how you can get heater or radio to work with the engine turned off eg if you were parked-up and wanted to keep warm without the engine running? Thanks

  10. Hi Andrew
    Thanks for your post and sorry for the delay in replying.
    We can run you through this process. If you push the start button once without pressing the brake then you will be able to operate the radio. If you push the start button twice without pressing the brake then this will also enable the heater to be operated. We do have a word of caution on the second point, as you will of course be draining the car battery quite quickly if you do this for prolonged periods and we would not recommend that you do this. The heat will also be reducing if the engine is not switched on. We hope this helps clarify but please let us know if you have any other questions.

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