Car reviews - Toyota - Aurion - TRD sedan range
Toyota injects sport into its Aurion range in a supercharged taste of TRDs to come
23 Aug 2007
By CHRIS HARRIS
TOYOTA has been desperate to offer a sporting model into its range since the demise of the Celica and MR2 coupes two years ago, and the Australian-developed, supercharged TRD Aurion sedan is its answer, as well as the first in a series of Toyota Racing Development-branded go-faster models. Either side of $60,000 - about the same as HSV and FPV's cheapest models, the turbocharged Liberty GT and Mazda6 MPS, and entry-level German sedans - is a lot of money for a Japanese sedan, but as Toyota's priciest, most powerful and first supercharged model, the TRD Aurion sets new benchmarks for Toyota performance. Can it overcome the age-old front-drive bug-bear of torque steer and, more importantly, weather the storm of homegrown performance cars currently on offer? Read on to find out.
Model release date: 1 August 2007 to 1 October 2010
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