The Toyota Auris hatchback and Touring Sports wagon ranges are to gain a new Icon Plus grade, and will benefit from a raft of equipment updates, when the 2014 model goes on sale in June, priced from £14,945.
Available to order now, the new Icon Plus grade sits above the existing Auris Icon and starts at £18,445 for the 1.33 petrol hatchback. It adds new-design 16-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and folding door mirrors. A new metallic paint finish, ‘Tungsten Blue’, will also be offered.
Inside, Icon Plus models boast heated sports front seats with electric lumbar support control, and, on petrol and hybrid models, cruise control. Toyota Touch 2 with Go features as standard, and is equipped with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, reversing camera, bluetooth and iPod connectivity, full navigation, and Google Street View™. The system is also the first of its kind to feature Panoramio™, which provides imagery of the vehicle’s location or a chosen location to help pinpoint and recognize destinations. Icon Plus grade will be available on petrol, diesel, and hybrid versions of Auris and Auris Touring Sports.
Customers looking to put their personal stamp on an Auris will be pleased to know that the options list has been revised in light of the introduction of the Icon Plus grade, and a whole host of accessories are also available.
A panoramic roof is available for Icon Plus and range-topping Excel models, while leather upholstery is available as on option on Icon, Icon Plus and Excel grades. For an extra dose of luxury, a full black leather interior with white or blue contrast stitching is available as an accessory.
For those looking to keep their Auris showroom fresh, a Parking Pack is available on Icon and Icon Plus models, and provides body-coloured front and rear parking sensors, which can be switched off when desired. Meanwhile, the Protection Pack adds front and rear mud flaps, scuff plate, a boot liner and a bumper protection plate. It is available on all grades except Active.
Finally, to add an extra splash of style, a Chrome Pack is available and adds chrome side sills and boot trim. There are also four custom alloy wheel styles to choose from.
The 2014 Auris range is available to order now with customer deliveries in June. Further information on the entire Auris range is available on the designated section of the Toyota UK website.