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Toyota Aurion gains more standard equipment


Toyota has lifted the appeal of its aging V6-powered Aurion range, introducing premium features to the entry-level AT-X and mid-range Sportivo.

Satellite navigation with real-time traffic updates, premium 10-speaker JBL sound system, digital (DAB+) radio, expanded Toyota Link connected mobility, seven-inch touch-screen monitor and a rear-window power sunshade are now standard on Sportivo and optional on AT-X.

Aurion Sportivo also gains substantial further standard equipment including sports leather-accented seats, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-levelling LED headlamps, LED foglamps and a power-operated driver’s seat with two memory positions.

Cosmetic enhancements for Sportivo include newly designed black 18-inch alloy wheels and an exclusive new exterior paint colour, Cherry.

While the extra kit bumps the Sportivo’s price up by $3,000 to $40,990 plus on-roads, standard AT-X features have also been improved – at no extra cost. It is now shod with 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels and 215/55R17 tyres, including the spare wheel, replacing the 16-inch alloys and steel spare previously offered.

AT-X also gains a premium four-spoke steering wheel and gear-shift lever while all Aurion models are now fitted with rear-seat ISOFIX attachment points for child safety seats.

The unchanged price for Aurion AT-X starts at $36,490 plus on-roads.

The Aurion range retains the 200kW 3.5-litre quad-cam V6 petrol engine. Every Aurion is equipped with seven airbags, reversing camera, stability and traction control, anti-skid brakes and dual-zone auto air-conditioning.

Other standard features across the range include keyless entry and ignition, Optitron dials, 4.2-inch full-colour multi-information display and corner parking sensors front and rear.

Priced from $50,440 plus on-roads, the top of the range Aurion Presara’s unique features include lane departure alert, auto high beam, tilt-and-slide electric moonroof and auto rain-sensing wipers.

Presara buyers can also opt for the Sportivo’s 18-inch wheel-and-tyre package, including suspension and steering revisions that add to the driving appeal, for an extra $1,000.

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