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

June 6, 2016

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.

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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.

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. 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.