Al-Futtaim Motors announces the arrival of 2012 Toyota Aurion to the UAE
Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributors of Toyota in the UAE announced the
arrival of the new, re-designed 2012 Aurion in the UAE.
The 2012 Aurion, like the rest of the Toyota sedan family, ushers a new 'ERA
Concept', combining both 'Emotional' and 'Rational' appeals, all inspired by
the new demands of the customers.
With a quieter ride, an even more spacious interior, enhanced fuel economy
and advanced utility features, the new Aurion comes with a completely refreshed
Commenting on the launch of the 2012 Aurion, Simon Frith, Managing Director
Al-Futtaim Motors says: "The 2012 Aurion reiterates the efficacious involvement
of the customer's 'heart' and 'brain' when deciding to buy a new car. Toyota
calls this the new ERA. It is the era where Toyota customers' emotional needs
are satisfied, while their rational thinking is being supported by all what
Toyota stands for in terms of Quality, Durability and Reliability."
"We at Al-Futtaim Motors are really excited about the new Aurion, and
we anticipate a great response among those who wish to own a large four door
sedan that packs the power punch of a V6 engine. With changes to the exterior
and interior, the car's prestigious image is even more emphasized, combined
with high performance and durability" he continued.
The Aurion 2012 comes in two grades: Sports and Grande. Fitted with a sport
tuned suspension, sport seats with enhanced support, a newly designed three
spoke steering, F1 inspired paddle shifters, and an exclusive exterior design
with front grille and sporty front and rear bumper spoilers, the Aurion Sports
is aimed at the performance enthusiasts looking for excellent handling dynamics.
The Aurion Grande, mostly popular among UAE nationals, is designed for all
those who want a safe, spacious, reliable, and luxurious sedan that transports
them with their families and friends with style and unmatched comfort. With
leather trim, 7 inch touch navigation & DVD Player, Bi-Xenon lights with
intelligent AFS and headlamp cleaner and 8 way memory seats for the driver,
the Aurion Grande is synonymous with affordable luxury vehicle.
Refreshed and updated exterior with a sporty style
The three principles of vehicle character, rationality and aerodynamic performance
have been combined into an active, sporty form to realize the prestigious appeal
of the new Aurion' s exterior.
The 2012 Aurion features several changes to the exterior. The grille has been
reworked into a thicker one with thin, long headlamps on either side emphasizing
this change and adding an impression of width. An elevated hood adds thickness
to the vehicle's front fascia, expressing a majestic and powerful presence.
The side roofline and shoulder line have been given a forward-leaning wedge
shape that expresses a sense of movement. The 17inch wheels come with detailed
finish that give the impression of a wider diameter and provide a feeling of
advanced luxury. The rear of the Aurion has also been redesigned, blending into
the rear combination lamps for a greater emphasis on width, with the bumper
corners protruding outwards, creating a wide stable feeling and a ground hugging
stance. The front and rear corners of the bumpers have been changed to an 'aero-corner'
design flattening the car's sides from front to rear in order to smooth the
flow of air across the sides.
Luxurious and refined interior design
The interior of the Aurion has also been revamped, with an emphasis on luxury
and quality, creating a unique personalized appearance. The cabin of the Aurion
has been enlarged, with larger dimensions creating a more spacious interior.
Vehicle package has been modified to maximize occupant room and make the cabin
feel more spacious. The Aurion dashboard has an exclusive horizontal T-shaped
design, which significantly enhances the feeling of prestige. A thicker meter
hood gives a solid feel that adds a modern beauty to the interior. The feeling
of quality is improved, with real leather stitching around the vehicle, and
curved wood grain and silver accents create a sense of functional beauty and
high-quality. Chrome accenting on the air conditioning vents and audio controls
complete the sense of prestige that extends even to the smallest of details.
Luxury features inside the Aurion include audio switches on the steering wheel
and a two seat position memory system. The car is available in two interior
colors: Ivory and Gray.
Excellent driving performance
The 2012 Aurion will be available with the choice of a 6-speed sequential automatic
transmission, coming with a 3.5L Engine and a maximum output of 268 HP, delivering
top-class level fuel economy and a powerful driving experience. A newly adopted
ECO meter allows the driver to recognize when he or she is driving in a fuel
efficient and economical manner. The new Aurion has also been designed to significantly
reduce road and wind noise, resulting in a quieter cabin experience expected
from prestige sedans. Cutting-edge aerodynamic technology ensures that the Aurion
experiences straight line stability, while a newly adopted column mounted electric
power steering mechanism allows an optimum level of vehicle control. VSC (Vehicle
Stability Control) and TRC (Traction Control) technologies have also been equipped
to support vehicle stability, along with HID (High Intensity Discharge Headlamps)
for improved nighttime visibility.
Advanced utility features
The 2012 Aurion comes with new utility features such as a Parking Assist system,
which alerts the driver when approaching obstacles in blind spots. The Aurion
also has a new audio system with a 6.1-inch display for the Sport and a 7-inch
display for the Grande, a USB/AUX Terminal for external audio devices, advanced
Bluetooth communication compatibility, keyless entry, dual-zone air conditioning,
and a back window power sunshade.
The 2012 Aurion comes in nine exterior colors, five of which are new: Attitude
Black, Gray, Red, Bronze and Blue and is available across all Al-Futtaim Motors
showroom at AED 115,000 for the Sports model and AED 125,000 for the Grande.