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Episode 338 – Toyota Auris 1.6 XR Manual

Adam Schoeman

Deon looks at Toyota’s family hatchback, the Auris, and sees how a naturally aspirated engine holds out against the forced-induction competition.

Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 598 cc, DOHC
Power: 97 kW @ 6 400 rpm
Torque: 160 Nm @ 4 400 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 75.49 kW
Gearbox: Six-speed manual, FWD
Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 205/55 R16

0-100km/h: 10.0 sec
Top speed: 200 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6.0 / 8.5 litres/100 km
Operating range (claimed/tested): 830 km / 585 km
C02 emissions: 145g/km

Pros: Comfortable and composed. High spec level.
Cons: Peaky engine. Deserves more urge
Price as tested: R 293 500
Retail price: R 293 000

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