Toyota Aurion & Toyota Camry

Written by George Steels. Posted in Cars

Toyota forms part of Toyota Motor Corporation and it is a multinational automotive company, founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda. It got its name from the place where the company was founded and which is also the headquarter: Toyota city in Aichi, Japan. Toyota brand is well known for its cars quality and performance which are being marketed worldwide.

In 1982, the japanese automotive company launched a mid-size automobile, Toyota Camry, which has been sold on almost all the automotive markets in the world. Although  it has been a best-selling car in North America and it also has been well sold in Australia and some of Asian markets, the Toyota Camry has not succeeded in its home market, Japan, or in Europe.

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This car’s name, “Camry”, is the anglicized translation to the japanese word kanmuri which means “crown” and it follows Toyota naming tradition which implies using the “crown” word translated in other languages as the name for primary models, such as: Toyota Crown, Toyota Corona and Toyota Corolla (meaning “crown” and “small crown” in latin).

Toyota Camry has been manufactured in two classes: narrow-body (compact) since 1980 until 1998, and wide-body (mid-size) since 1982 to present. The last version of Camry, XV40, (revised front- and rear-end and providing some changes to the interior, too) has been the donor model for the new Toyota Aurion. Aurion was launched in 2006 and it is being manufactured in Australia and parts of Asia, being based on Camry design; it is sold alongside its doner automobile, mostly on the australian and asian automotive markets and the main difference between the two cars is represented by the exclusively equipment of Aurion with a 3.5-litre V6 engine, while its Camry sibling only offers the 2.4-litre engine; otherwise, the powertrains of Aurion vary too little from those of Camry.

2006 Toyota Aurion Sports Concept, created by Toyota Style Australia 2006 Toyota Aurion Sports Concept, created by Toyota Style Australia

Toyota Aurion class also provides a range of slightely different versions: Presara, AT-X, Touring SE, Prodigy, Sportivo SX6 and Sportivo ZR6; it is, at the same time, an elegant, powerful and efficient car which defies tradition. Although delivers the performance of 200kW, it only uses 9.9L/100km of fuel; also, while offering pure freedom and adrenaline through dynamic handling and Formula 1 design cues, it has a range of control features to ensure the safety of the exhilarated driver and its passengers, such as Driver Assist Technology which includes Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control.

Toyota Aurion conjoins smart thinking and luxury, as its interior is both infused with intelligence and luxurious confort in order to enjoy the journey at the maximum conditions of pleasure. Overall, Toyota’s cars could easily satisfy extremely demanding requirements of the most critic car lovers.