10 April 2012 / Vehicles
The 2012 Aurion has class leading fuel consumption and CO2 emissions with significant improvements from the outgoing model.
With fuel consumption of only 9.3 litres per 100 kilometres (ADR81/01 combined cycle) Aurion has the lowest fuel consumption of any 3.5 litre or larger engine in its class. CO2 emissions of 215 grams per kilometre are also class leading.
Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Sales and Operations, Steve Prangnell said "Aurion is the obvious choice for customers who want V6 performance without high running costs. This 2012 model highlights Toyota's commitment to improving environmental performance across our line-up."
Aurion's 3.5 litre quad-cam V6 engine and six speed automatic transmission carry over from the previous model, however numerous improvements have been made to improve environmental performance.
The previous generation model had fuel consumption of 9.9 L/100km and emissions of 233g/km.
This six per cent improvement in fuel economy can be attributed to new transmission controls and final gear ratio, the adoption of electric power steering (EP) and reduced tyre rolling resistance.
An 'Eco' driving light indicator has been added for all grades to help support more economical driving. Average and instantaneous fuel consumption gauges allow the driver to check their fuel economy at a glance. At the end of each trip, an Eco Drive Level score is displayed in the multi information display screen. If a high level is achieved, "Excellent" is displayed to further encourage the driver's economic performance.