2007 Toyota Aurion | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

The needs of mid-size Sedan class customers have significantly evolved during the past few years. This is particularly evident among customers in their thirties, who express a desire for a sedan which will meet their functional needs, but also provide a luxurious and prestigious environment, coupled with responsive power and exhilarating driving performance.

The new Aurion aims to do just that. A replacement for the now defunct Camry V6, for all practical purposes, the Aurion comes equipped with a new-generation 3.5 litre V6 engine. The engine incorporates the Dual VVT-I system to optimize performance and fuel economy, and reduce emissions, and delivers 268HP/6200 rpm and torque of 336Nm/4700 rpm. To smoothly deliver this impressive power and torque, the engine is coupled with a new 6-speed sequential automatic transmission, which incorporates the latest technologies, including low-speed lock-up control and deceleration shift-down control. The quietness that vehicles are well known for has been achieved through reduced engine and wind noise, and the extensive use of sound insulation throughout.

Toyota’s design concept of “Dynamic yet Majestic” has been adopted for the Aurion V6’s interior and exterior styling, which convey a contemporary, premium and quality image. Reinforcing its premium feel, the Aurion V6 is equipped with Smart Entry and Push-Button Engine Start systems, Dual Automatic Air-conditioning, a Rear Powered Sunshade, HID Headlamps, door mirrors with integral turn indicators, and Satellite Navigation on its top-end model.

The advantages of a front-wheel drive design have been exploited in the rear, where the floor tunnel is almost flat, providing enhanced space and comfort for passengers. The stylish exterior conceals a large trunk with a very impressive luggage capacity that can accommodate four full golf bags.

Although it is a powerful sedan, the new Aurion V6 continues the Toyota promise of an exceptionally safe and reassuring driving experience for driver and passengers. It features Anti-lock Brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution, plus Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control. These are complemented by an athletic Global Outstanding Assessment body structure that absorbs collision impacts for vehicle occupants and pedestrians, together with Driver and Passenger Airbags, Side, and Curtain Shield Airbags.

The highly-equipped new Aurion V6 is available in four equipment levels.

Body TypeSedan
Price (in AED)92,000 onwards
Engine (litre)3.5
Power (bhp)268
Torque (Nm)336
TransmissionA

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