According to VFACTS, the Toyota Aurion has captured 17.9 per cent of the Australian large-car (under $70,000) market year-to-date August, and that is the best large-car market penetration that any Toyota model has achieved.
Toyota is responding to the growing success of the Aurion by adding even more value to the equation in the form of the Touring 'special edition'. The regular Touring is fitted with 16-inch alloys and a rear spoiler, which together would normally retail for $1,150.
The 'special edition' version, sees the standard Touring gain a six-disc CD changer, front foglamps, dual-zone climate-control for the air-conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, front and rear parking sensors and a trip computer.
All up, the Touring 'special edition' features some $2,500 worth of extras, yet costs no more than the entry-level Aurion AT-X sedan.
According to Toyota, Aurion leads its class by delivering more power and using less fuel than any other normally aspirated Australian-made six-cylinder car.
The Aurion's 3.5-litre Quad-Cam V6 develops 200kW and 336Nm and is capable of achieving 9.9 L/100km combined cycle economy.
All Aurion models, including the Touring special edition, are fitted with six airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-skid brakes and an adaptive six-speed automatic sequential-style gearbox.
Other standard features include power driver's seat, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking, dual exhaust outlets and security alarm.
The special edition Aurion Touring is available for a limited time for a recommended retail price of $34,990.