This will make Aurion the most powerful vehicle ever sold by Toyota in Australia – and more powerful than its naturally aspirated six-cylinder competitors in the large-car market. It will also be the most fuel-efficient six-cylinder car in the segment, consuming just 9.9 litres/100km, based on the official combined cycle (city/highway ADR81).
Aurion's fuel economy will be at least nine per cent better than the Holden VE Commodore. Toyota Australia will build Aurion at its Altona plant in Melbourne. The vehicle will go on sale later this year and will be Euro IV-compliant for emissions.
Toyota Australia senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said Aurion's unique combination of performance and fuel efficiency would set a new standard in the Aussie 'big six' market.
"Aurion will be a great alternative to the current range of six-cylinder family cars," Mr Buttner said. "Among the Aussie six-cylinder family cars, it will be the leader in performance, delivering the power demanded by Australia's large-car motorists."At the same time, it will achieve fuel efficiency that can't be matched by its large six-cylinder competitors."
Other locally built six-cylinder models in the large-car segment develop maximum outputs of between 175kW and 195kW.