Now in its second iteration, the Toyota Aurion was updated recently for the 2016 model year. This Camry-based sedan is currently built at Toyota’s facility in Melbourne, Australia, but its production is due to end by the end of 2017. While its Camry sibling came with a substantial mid-cycle overhaul, the Aurion received mostly subtle exterior and interior upgrades, as well as several new safety and infotainment features. So, expect the 2017 Toyota Aurion to arrive basically unchanged compared to the outgoing model, announcing the last model year of Toyota Australia’s flagship sedan.
Unlike the overhauled Camry that came with substantial price discounts, the facelifted Aurion carried over with basically unchanged pricing figures. We expect the 2017 Toyota Aurion to go on sale with similar price tags, while its launch is most likely to happen in mid-2016.
As mentioned, the latest updates are meant to see the Aurion out to the end of production in 2017. The base AT-X now features the same chrome-free grille seen on the Sportivo model, where as the Presara adopts a new grille as well as the same 17-inch alloy wheels used by the new Camry Atara SL. As for the Sportivo version, it now features a new body kit and borrows the same 18-inch black alloy wheels from the new Camry Atara SX. Now, the range-topping Presara gets a distinctive grille design and lip spoiler, redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as LED headlights and fog lights. It can also be had with optional 18-inch alloys. All models in the 2017 Toyota Aurion range will be fitted with a 4.2-inch multi-information display, front parking sensors and enhanced mobile phone connectivity. Some of the features that carry over from the previous models include a 6.1-inch touch-screen, two-zone climate control and reversing camera.
2017 Toyota Aurion Engine Specifications
Just like its predecessors, the 2017 Toyota Aurion will be powered by the 3.5-liter V6 that produces 200 kW and 336 Nm of torque. Its power will be transmitted through the familiar six-speed automatic gearbox. Along with the recent upgrades, the Aurion received new dual exhaust pipes that deliver quite an impressive V6 growl. As far as the fuel economy is concerned, expect this large sedan to deliver 7.8 liters per 100 km.