The Release of the Aurion is ever so close, so lets have a look at see what the fuss is all about? Toyota Australia’s new flagship sedan – the Aurion V6 has the most advanced and powerful engine ever offered in a Toyota vehicle in Australia – a new 3.5-litre Quad Cam V6.
The engine develops 200kW of power at 6200rpm and 336Nm of torque at 4700rpm on regular unleaded petrol. It has ADR 81/01 fuel economy of just 9.9 litres of 95-octane unleaded fuel per 100km. Power output rises to 204kW with 95-octane unleaded fuel.
All grades of Aurion are fitted with a six-speed automatic sequential gearbox.All Aurion grades are also equipped with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC). Aurion is the only Australian-made big six to comply with Euro IV emissions.
Aurion scores four stars on the Federal Government’s Green Vehicle Guide – better than any of its six-cylinder rivals in the VFACTS large passenger category. The Aurion V6 range starts at $34,990 (RRP*) – a price that includes the
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Toyota Australia’s senior executive director sales and marketing, David Buttner, said Aurion – built at the company’s Altona manufacturing plant in Melbourne – defines Toyota’s view of the future for Australian six-cylinder cars.
“Aurion is a value-for-money Aussie car that is better priced and better equipped than its major VFACTS large passenger car class competitors, It has more power than the naturally aspirated six-cylinder rivals in its class and better fuel economy than any of the large-six competitors in its class.
“Aurion has been developed for the benefit of Australian families and others who need a large six-cylinder car. It is styled for Australian tastes, tuned for Australian driving preferences, and has the power and comfort required for driving vast distances.
“At the same time, it is endowed with technology that ensures excellent fuel economy, with high levels of active and passive safety features as standard equipment on all models.” He said.
Aurion’s V6 engine features dual VVT-i technology that varies the timing of both the inlet and exhaust valves, providing optimum power and economy. It is mated to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with a sequential gearshift.
The transmission uses artificial intelligence to adapt shift points to the driver’s style and road conditions. Aurion has been engineered to deliver the handling stability, steering response and ride comfort demanded by Australian large-car buyers.
Toyota achieved these requirements by producing a car with a visually low-slung, wide-wheeled and aggressive stance. Building on the car’s large footprint, Aurion features keep the car level during acceleration and braking. Two Sportivo models in the range feature sports suspension settings and a full body kit.
Aurion takes advantage of the packaging efficiency of its front-engine/front-wheel-drive design to achieve a virtually flat rear floor, providing ample space for three adult passengers in the rear. Noise insulation materials ensure the cabin is very quiet. Aurion is produced on Toyota’s world-leading flexible manufacturing system at Altona, alongside four-cylinder Camry models. Both cars are built for the domestic and export markets.
Sportivo SX6 $38,500
Sportivo ZR6 $42,500