Toyota partner with the Rugby Football League
Official Car Supplier
Toyota and the Rugby Football League (RFL) are pleased to announce a new partnership which sees Toyota become the official car supplier to the sport’s governing body in the UK and to England head coach Steve McNamara.
The new agreement will run for three year and Toyota will provide the Rugby Football League with a fleet of fifty UK built Auris hatchbacks. James Mercer, RFL Commercial Director, said “I am delighted to welcome Toyota, one of the biggest names in the motor industry, as our latest partner. To link up with such an established brand is a real coup and I look forward to working closely with them throughout the coming three years.”
Stuart Ferma, Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services’ National Sales Manager, said “we are proud to be the vehicle supply partner for the Rugby Football League and are delighted that they have chosen the British-built Auris. The RFL are supporting British workers with their choice of car and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
Full range of engine choice
The Toyota Auris is unique among family/compact hatchbacks in offering customers the choice of petrol, diesel and full hybrid powertrains; the 1.33 Dual VVT-i and 1.6 Valvematic petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel units, plus Auris Hybrid with Hybrid Synergy Drive. The petrol and diesel models all use a six-speed manual transmission, with Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT offered as an option on the 1.6 Valvematic. The Auris Hybrid uses an E-CVT automatic.
The latest Toyota Auris introduces a new Toyota grade structure, which rises from an entry-level Active trim, through Icon and Sport to the top-of-the range Excel. The Active grade includes automatic air conditioning, four-speaker audio system with USB and Aux connection and MP3 file player (from disc), electrically adjustable, heated, body-coloured door mirrors and electric front windows. Owners can also upgrade their new Auris’s specification with a range of comfort, convenience and styling options. A new park assist system is available in the Auris range, fitted as standard to Excel models and an affordable option for Icon and Sport versions. Not only will it steer the car neatly into a space, it will also help manoeuvre it out again.
The line-up will increase with the launch of Auris Touring Sports in July, a compact wagon that will further strengthen Toyota’s presence and range at the heart of the new car market.