2013 Toyota Auris Specs

This year’s Paris Motor Show for Toyota is all about new family cars. They will bring the new Verso, and this, the new Auris which comes as both hatchback and estate versions.

As with other new Toyotas, the new Auris gets a distinctive new corporate look and comes with improved everything. Its design and engineering reflect Toyota’s determination to produce cars that are more appealing to own and engaging to drive, while building on its long-established reputation for quality, durability and reliability. Improved aerodynamics, comprehensive weight saving and engine revisions all contribute to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions across the range, helping bring down running costs.

So in every tangible way the car is a winner. But, in intangible ways this car is thrashed by its rivals from Ford or Peugeot. They offer much more exciting cars in this segment.


Check out complete details and specs of the Auris in the press release below:

Driving dynamics

Fundamental steps have been taken to make new Auris more comfortable and more engaging to drive, including building extra rigidity into the bodyshell and improvements to the suspension, steering, driving position and NVH performance

New bracing and reinforcements to the car’s underbody, front and rear structures and suspension have made the body more rigid. At the same time, extensive use of high tensile steel in the bodyshell has helped reduce overall vehicle weight by up to 40kg. This combines with the lower overall vehicle height and ground clearance and the lower position of the front seats to bring down the car’s centre of gravity, improving stability at speed and cornering agility.

The reduction in the centre gravity allows for the spring rates and anti-roll bar diameter to be reduced, while numerous components in the front MacPherson strut suspension have been revised and shock absorbers retuned with the aim of delivering class-leading ride comfort, with improved body control and steering response.

The 1.33 petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel models use a torsion beam rear suspension, while the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.8 Hybrid models use a double wishbone arrangement.

Improvements have been made to the electric power steering: a more rigid steering column attachment ensures a linear steering feel; a new control unit suppresses changes in steering force to further improve the linear performance; and a high gear ratio gives greater responsiveness. The result is steering that is more direct with better feedback and quicker turning, making new Auris more agile.

Extensive improvements to NVH measures mean that the new model is not only more comfortable, but also noticeably quieter. Extensive soundproofing in the engine bay, front wheel arches and dashboard has reduced engine and road noise intrusion in the cabin.

Petrol and diesel powertrains

Average CO2 emissions for the Auris range have fallen steadily in recent years. When the first generation model was launched in 2007, the European average was 152g/km. This fell to 142g/km in 2009, and then to 125g/km two years later following the launch of Auris Hybrid.

With the introduction of new Auris, the level will fall to 109g/km, a further 13 per cent reduction.

This has been achieved by taking a total vehicle approach to reducing emissions and improving fuel consumption, while at the same time improving the car’s driveability and dynamic performance.

Improvements to the powertrains are central to this, with the new line-up in the UK offering two petrol engines and a diesel unit, all benefiting from Toyota Optimal Drive technologies.

At launch, Toyota expects the European sales mix to be approximately one third each for petrol, diesel and full hybrid. In the UK the balance will shift slightly, as only one diesel engine will be available. This prediction reflects how full hybrid has become a mainstream proposition that can be accessed by a large customer group.

Toyota Optimal Drive

Toyota Optimal Drive takes in a wide-range of advanced technologies and internal improvement programmes designed to optimise the balance of performance and driving enjoyment with fuel economy and low emissions.

These diverse core technologies focus on three aspects of powertrain development. Firstly, the reduction of powertrain weight by using super-lightweight and highly compact engine components and transmissions.

Secondly, the minimisation of mechanical losses through the adoption of Valvematic – a further development of VVT-i valve timing technology – in the 1.6 petrol engine, and new roller rocker technology and smaller, lighter pistons in both petrol engines. Low viscosity oil and six-speed manual transmissions are used throughout the new Auris engine range.

Thirdly, the maximisation of combustion efficiency, achieved with a high, 11.5:1 compression ratio for the petrol engines, Valvematic, the refinement of intake port and combustion chamber design and piston cooling by oil jet. The Auris diesel engine further benefits from a low compression ratio, optimised combustion chamber dimensions and higher Exhaust Gas Recirculation cooler efficiency.

1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol engine

The 1.33-litre petrol engine is equipped with dual intelligent variable valve timing (VVT-i) and runs with a high 11.5:1 compression ratio, which increases the unit’s thermal efficiency. Maximum power is 98bhp (73kW) and peak torque of 128Nm is generated at 3,800rpm.

Strong performance is matched by fuel consumption of 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions from 125g/km (provisional, pre-homologation figures), an improvement of 3.6mpg and 10g/km on the current model.

The engine’s design benefits from Toyota’s extensive motorsport experience, with its small bore and long stroke it is extremely compact and lightweight, contributing to the vehicles power to weight ratio. It uses a resin-type cylinder head cover and intake manifold, and the intake channel is streamlined for smoother airflow and higher combustion efficiency.

Dual VVT-i helps boost response levels across the entire rev range by varying the air-fuel intake and exhaust valve timing to suit the conditions at any given time. As well as improving torque at low and medium engine speeds, the system also reduces emissions and enhances fuel efficiency.

Data is provisional, prior to homologation

1.33 DUAL VVT-i
Engine Code 1NR-FE
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC  16-valve with Dual VVT-i
Displacement (cc) 1,329
Bore x stroke (mm) 72.5 x 80.5
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 98/73 @ 6,000
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 128 @ 3,800
Engine Code 1ZR-FAE
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC 16-valve Valvematic
Displacement (cc) 1,598
Bore x stroke (mm) 80.5 x 78.5
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 130/97 @ 6,400
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 160 @ 4,400
1.4 D-4D
Engine Code 1ND-TV
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism SOHC  8-valve
Displacement (cc) 1,364
Bore x stroke (mm) 73.0 x 81.5
Compression ratio 16.5:1
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 89/66 @ 3,800
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 205 @  1,800 – 2,800
Engine Code 2ZR-FXE
Type Four cylinders in-line
Valve mechanism DOHC  16-valve with VVT-i
Displacement (cc) 1,798
Bore x stroke (mm) 80.5 x 88.3
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Max power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 134/73 @ 5,200
Max torque (Nm @ rpm) 142 @ 4,000
Type 6-speed manual 6-speed manual Multidrive S (CVT) 6-speed manual E-CVT
Gear ratios 1st 3.538 3.538 3.538
2nd 1.913 1.913 1.913
3rd 1.392 1.310 1.310
4th 1.029 0.971 0.971
5th 0.875 0.818 0.714
6th 0.743 0.700 0.619
Reverse 3.333 3.333 3.333 2.683
Transmission 6 M/T S&S 6M/T MDS 6M/T S&S E-CVT
Max Speed (mph) 109 124 118 112 112
0-62mph (sec) 12.6 10.0 11.1 12.5 10.9
Transmission 6 M/T S&S 6M/T MDS 6M/T S&S E-CVT
Combined 52.3 47.9 49.6 72.4 74.3
Extra-urban 60.1 58.9 58.9 78.5 76.3
Urban 42.8 35.8 38.2 62.8 76.3
Tank capacity (l) 50
Transmission 6 M/T S&S 6M/T MDS 6M/T S&S E-CVT
Combined 125 138 134 99 87
Extra-urban 110 113 111 93 86
Urban 152 181 173 118 85
Front (mm) Ventilated discs ø277 x 26
Rear (mm) Solid discs ø270 x 10
Additional features ABS, EBD, BA, VSC, TRC
ABS = anti-lock braking system  EBD = electronic brakeforce distribution BA = brake assist

VSC = vehicle stability control TRC = traction control

Front MacPherson strut
Rear Torsion beam (1.33. 1.4 D-4D

Double wishbone (1.6, Hybrid)

Ratio 14.8:1
Turns lock-to-lock 2.67
Min turning radius – tyre (m) 5.2
Overall length (mm) 4,275
Overall width (mm) 1,760
Overall height (mm) 1,460
Wheelbase (mm) 2,600
Front track (mm) 1,535
Rear track (mm) 1,525
Front overhang (mm) 920
Rear overhang (mm) 740
Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.28
Interior length (mm) 1,830
Interior width (mm) 1,485
Interior height (mm) 1,180
WEIGHTS (kg) 1.33 DUAL VVT-i 1.6 VALVEMATIC 1.4 D-4D 90 1.8 HYBRID
Kerb weight 1,180 – 1,240 1,250 – 1,295 1,270 – 1,335 1,370 – 1,425
Gross vehicle weight 1,815 1,805 1,815 1,815

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