2016 Toyota Aurion update on sale in Australia from $36,490

Toyota Australia has announced what will probably be the last model update for Aurion before local production ends, bringing a range of value-adding measures.

2016 Toyota Aurion Sportivo

Mid-spec Sportivo variants get the added convenience of sat-nav with real-time traffic updates, along with a 10-speaker JBL premium sound system with digital radio as standard.

These features are controlled through a 7.0-inch touch-screen interface which comes with Toyota Link functionality. A power rear sunshade is also standard. AT-X buyers are offered these features via an option pack.

Some cosmetic enhancements have been made to the Sportivo, such as black 18-inch alloy wheels and a new paint colour option called Cherry red. Meanwhile, the AT-X gets 17-inch wheels as standard, replacing the previous 16-inch items.

Both versions retain the 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 200kW. The unit is Euro 5 certified, offering an average fuel consumption of 9.3L/100km. PerformanceDrive has previously timed 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds in the top Aurion Presara variant.

Prices stat at $36,490 for the AT-X and an additional $1750 for the option pack, while the Sportivo starts from $43,990 – up $3000, but Toyota says the added features add more in value.