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2015 Toyota Aurion update on sale in Australia from $36,490

May 26, 2015

Toyota Australia has introduced the 2015 update to the local Aurion lineup, boosting value with added features and safety.

2015 Toyota Aurion Sportivo

2015 Toyota Aurion Sportivo

Three variant lines are on offer, spanning from the AT-X, Sportivo, and range-topping Presara. All come with a V6 petrol engine producing 200kW. New for the model update is a pre-loading differential function which provides improved driveability.

During slippery conditions the pre-load diff offers a smoother take off, according to Toyota, while out on the highway and on dirt roads or rough surfaces stability and front-end grip is improved.

All models come with a touch-screen interface, with the AT-X and Sportivo getting a 6.1-inch unit and the Presara getting a 7.0-inch system with satellite navigation. It’s all bundled together in a revised centre cluster design on the dash with new switches.

For the AT-X there’s also a new sporty mesh grille, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a power driver’s seat. Opting for the Sportivo gets you a sports steering wheel with paddle shifters, a rear sun blind, and sporty seats. At the top of the range, the Presara gets updated 17-inch alloy wheels, a premium 10-speaker JBL stereo, power front seats, leather, and colour-coded body parts.

As for safety, the 2015 model update gets front and rear parking sensors as standard, as well as a rear camera, seven airbags, and the usual traction and stability control functions for all variants. The Presara adds rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning.

Prices remain mostly unchanged for the range, with the Presara rising $450 due to the standard inclusion of the premium paint option. The updated model is on sale now from the following prices (excluding on-road costs):

2015 Toyota Aurion AT-X – $36,490
2015 Toyota Aurion Sportivo – $40,990
2015 Toyota Aurion Presara – $50,440

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.