Toyota South Africa has bolstered its Auris hatchback range with the addition of a Xi derivative.
The Auris is a hatchback version of the successful Corolla sedan and in an effort to offer more value for customers, Toyota has now added the Auris Xi to its range. The Auris Xi is positioned between the base model Auris X 1.3 and the mid-spec Auris Xs 1.6 and is priced at R297 300.
The Auris Xi represents a new entry point for buyers who want to drive the naturally-aspirated 97 kW/160 Nm 1.6-litre Auris with a 6-speed manual transmission. Claimed fuel consumption for the Auris Xi is 6.2 L/100 km.
Key features of the Auris Xi
The Toyota Auris Xi has most of the basic interior features covered and is well priced.
The seats are upholstered in cloth and the leather-wrapped steering wheel features mounted controls. The leather gear knob, chrome details and ‘carbon tread plate’ motif adds an element of style to the Auris. The upper dashboard is in leather with contrasting stitching. A multi-information display gives the driver access to trip and vehicle information while a centrally-mounted screen with blue illumination provides access to features such as the Radio, CD player, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The Auris Xi rides on 16-inch ‘turbine-inspired’ alloy wheels as standard.
In terms of safety, the Auris Xi is equipped with 4 airbags, ABS with EBS and brake assist. ISOFIX child seat mounts are included.
Toyota Auris – Price in South Africa
Auris X - R 267 000
Auris Xi - R 297 300
Auris Xs - R 310 300
Auris Xr - R 343 400
Auris Xr CVT - R 360 000
Auris Hybrid - R 411 500
The Toyota Auris is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 5-year/90 000 km service plan.