web analytics

2012 Toyota Aurion Launched in Australia (same look as new Toyota Camry in Malaysia)


The first generation Toyota Aurion was introduced in Australia’s large car market since its introduction in 2006. The Camry-based Aurion is also sold in the majority of Middle East, China, Taiwan and parts of Southeast Asia as the Toyota Camry with revised front and rear-end treatment, along with changes to the interior. For now, the second generation Toyota Aurion launched in Australia.


[singlepic id=10418 w=620 h= float=]


Probably you are aware that UMW Toyota Motor will be launching the new generation Toyota Camry in coming June 2012 and open for pre-booking in Malaysia. Well, the new Camry in Malaysia will look similar as the new Aurion but with a smaller capacity engine, less fancy and locally assembled in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.


Back to this topic, Toyota Aurion is the third of Toyota’s Australia manufactured vehicle portfolio at Altona manufacturing plant in Victoria, Australia. The second generation Toyota Aurion has five model grades – AT-X, Prodigy, Presara, Sportivo SX6 and Sportivo ZR6.


[singlepic id=10448 w=620 h= float=]


All model come with all-alloy 3.5-litre quad cam dual-VVT-i engine delivers 200kW of power @ 6200rpm and 336Nm of torque @ 4700rpm. It is mated to an electronically-controlled 6-speed sequential-shift transmission, with paddle shift on Sportivo models. Officially, the new Aurion has combined-cycle fuel economy of 9.3 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 215g/km.


[singlepic id=10465 w=620 h= float=]


All models are well specified, with 7 SRS airbags, seatbelt warnings on all five seats, vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRC), dual-zone automatic climate-controlled air conditioning, reversing camera, five alloy wheels (include the spare tyre), 60/40 split-fold seats for the first time, multi-information display, Eco indicator, display audio with USB input and iPod connectivity, acoustic windscreen, dual exhaust, chrome rear garnish and rocker moulding, Optitron instruments and integrated side indicators in the exterior mirrors. Moreover, Toyota Aurion has all-new steering, with new steering hardware and electric power-assisted steering (EPS) for the first time.


[singlepic id=10445 w=620 h= float=]


The entry-level model also has a power-operated driver’s seat with lumbar support. Aurion AT-X can be optioned at additional cost with a leather-accented interior or 17-inch alloy wheels (from 16-inch).


[singlepic id=10442 w=620 h= float=]


The Prodigy model adds the interior features of premium four-spoke steering wheel, leather-accented interior with premium door trim, electro-chromatic interior mirror, electric rear sunshade, driver’s seat memory including exterior mirror settings, power-operated front passenger’s seat and smart entry/smart start.  Outside, it has 17-inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers, exterior mirror dipping in reverse, front fog lamps, chrome door handles, front and rear clearance sonar, and metallic/mica paints standard. A moonroof is available as optional.


[singlepic id=10424 w=620 h= float=]


The new flagship Presara model adds JBL premium audio with seven-inch screen display, digital radio, satellite navigation with live traffic updates and back-guide monitor. The new Presara also has HID headlamps with the Toyota adaptive front-lighting system (AFS), automatic high beam, blind spot monitor (BSM), moonroof and additional woodgrain-look inserts in the instrument panel, door trims and gear shifter area.


[singlepic id=10436 w=620 h= float=]


The Sport-grade models build from the features of the Aurion AT-X. The new Sportivo SX6 has the additional exterior features over the AT-X of sports suspension, 17-inch sport alloy wheels, front and rear spoilers, sports diffuser, front fog lamps and metallic/mica paint. Inside, Sportivo SX6 has the added features over the AT-X of quick response paddle shift, sports pedals, premium three-spoke steering wheel, sports front seats, power front passenger’s seat, sports Optitron combination meter and smart entry/smart start.


[singlepic id=10433 w=620 h= float=]


The top-grade Sportivo ZR6 model adds automatic high beam, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, HID headlamps with AFS, BSM, front and rear clearance sonar, and exterior mirrors dipping in reverse. It also adds sports leather-accented interior with premium door trims, driver’s seat memory including exterior mirror settings, JBL premium audio with seven-inch display, digital radio, satellite navigation with live traffic updates, electro-chromatic interior mirror and back-guide monitor. A moonroof is available as optional on both Sportivo models.


All-new 2012 Toyota Aurion pricing in Australia





AUD 36,490

Optional (add):-

17-inch alloy wheels AUD 500
Leather-accented trim AUD 1,500


AUD 41,490

Optional (add):-

Moonroof AUD 1,950


AUD 49,990

Optional (add):-

Moonroof AUD 1,950

Sportivo SX6

AUD 40,990

Optional (add):-

Moonroof AUD 1,950

Sportivo ZR6

AUD 47,990

Optional (add):-

Moonroof AUD 1,950


Photo Gallery: 2012 Toyota Aurion in Australia

[nggallery id=483]


YouTube: 2012 Toyota Aurion Presara Australia



YouTube: 2012 Toyota Aurion Sportivo Australia