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by Brett Davis

Toyota has unveiled the Toyota Auris TRD in South Africa. The Auris, a rebadged version of the Toyota Corolla, features a supercharged engine and sporty highlights in TRD trim. It will replace the local Toyota Auris SportX.

The sporty Toyota Auris TRD features a 1.6-litre supercharged four-cylinder engine producing 133kW of power and 202Nm of torque, up 36kW compared with the SportX. Power is sent through to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

Underneath, the Auris TRD comes with a number of TRD-style enhancements to offer sporty driving characteristics. These include sports lowered TRD Sportivo suspension keeping a sporty tyre and alloy wheel package firmly planted.

The Toyota Auris TRD also comes with a bespoke bodykit package with more aerodynamically shaped front and rear bumper bars compared with the standard Auris, as well as a front and rear spoilers to make optimum use of airflow.

Unfortunately for keen TRD fans in Australia, the Toyota Auris TRD will go on sale in South Africa only, with a market launch set to take place next month. What do you think though, is it a package you’d like to see available Down Under?




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